Come to City of Asylum to enjoy an evening with Assaf Gavron. He will be reading from one of his novels, The Hilltop. The Hilltop is a sprawling, daring novel, which dismantles the extreme and absurd reality in the Israeli-occupied West Bank: Catch 22 meets 21st century Israel. Violence, greed, lust for power and the blurring of values, but also a burning ideological passion.
Assaf Gavron is an acclaimed Israeli writer of five novels (Ice, Moving, Almost Dead, Hydromania and The Hilltop); a collection of short stories (Sex in the Cemetery); and a non-fiction collection of Jerusalem falafel-joint reviews (Eating Standing Up). His fiction was translated into 11 languages, and has been adapted for the stage in Israel’s national theatre. Gavron is the recipient of several awards including the Bernstein Prize for The Hilltop.
The Salon Reading with Assaf Gavron is free and will take place at City of Asylum, located at 330 Sampsonia Way, on Saturday, March 26 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. The evening begins with a reception at 7:00 pm. The reading, talk and Q&A will take place at 7:30 pm, followed by dessert and informal discussion at 8:30 pm. For more information, or to reserve your free seat, visit the Salon Reading: Assaf Gavron event page, email Hannah Waltz, or call 412-323-0278.