Fri, 3 July 2015
Award-winning crime novelist Matt Rees teamed up with Yehuda Avner, a former top advisor to Israeli Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin and author of the best-selling memoir 'The Prime Ministers.' Together they wrote 'The Ambassador,' a thriller set in Nazi Germany. What if Israel had existed in 1938 and there had been a refuge for Jews during the Holocaust? That's the question 'The Ambassador' posits. The novel's main character is Dan Lavi, Israel's ambassador to Berlin -- to Hitler. Matt Rees and Yehuda Avner discuss the novel in a conversation in this podcast. It was recorded before Yehuda's death just as the novel was completed. Both men knew throughout the writing of the book that Yehuda had only months to live. They talk about the book and about writing under the shadow of both the Holocaust and Yehuda's impending death. 'The Ambassador' is available Sept. 1, 2015. Preorder it here.
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