Fri, 7 June 2013
Award-winning novelist Matt Rees talks about the real events in Gaza that he used as the basis for his second Palestinian crime novel A GRAVE IN GAZA (UK title: THE SALADIN MURDERS.) Over a decade reporting on Gaza, Rees accumulated stories that few other reporters noticed. In his novel, Palestinian sleuth Omar Yussef faces the corruption of senior Palestinian security officials, the kidnapping of colleagues, and the smuggling of missiles under the Egyptian border into Gaza. Each of the characters is based on a real Palestinian Rees has known. Rees also reads from the opening chapter.