Nir Baram was born into a political family in Jerusalem in 1976. His grandfather and father were both ministers in Israeli Labor Party governments. He has worked as a journalist and an editor, and as an advocate for equal rights for Palestinians. Baram began publishing fiction when he was twenty-two, and is the author of five novels. His books have been translated into more than ten languages and have received critical acclaim around the world. He has been shortlisted several times for the Sapir Prize and in 2010 he received the Prime Minister’s Award for Hebrew Literature.
Watch a trailer for Nir Baram’s Israeli documentary, Land Beyond Mountains
Read an interview with Nir Baram in Haaretz, ‘An Acclaimed Israeli Novelist Calls for a Moral Revolution’ ($)
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