Nir Baram was born in Jerusalem in 1976. He is the author of five novels, including Good People, which was translated into English in 2016. His novels have been translated into more than ten languages and received critical acclaim around the world.
'The best novel Baram has written so far, a brilliant literary achievement. World Shadow is asking the most important questions of our time.' * Israel Today * 'A real literary achievement. Surely one of the most impressive novels written in Hebrew in the past years. It is a mind-blowing epos that raises big questions about the human spirit, democracy, morals and violence.' * Haaretz * 'The most intelligent, insightful and thought-provoking documentation written to date of the economic, social, moral and cultural processes that are sending seismic waves throughout our world.' * Shelly Yachimovich * 'A tremendous description of the evils, passions and hopes that shape the world today. One of the most ambitious novels I have ever read...You can hear in World Shadow echoes of Underworld by Don DeLillo. Echoes of rebellion...of great literature.' * El Pais (Spain) * 'Some readers will feel this great novel predicted many aspects of Trump's rise, and they would not be mistaken.' * OEsterreichischer Rundfunk (Austria) * 'May be the most impressive novel that has been written about this era of discontent.' * El Mundo (Spain) * 'The reader is captivated until the crushing end, thanks to Nir Baram's great art...A masterpiece.' * Deutschlandfunk (Germany) * 'A boundlessly ambitious novel. This is the Hamlet of the twenty-first century.' * Volkskrant (Netherlands) * 'For this novel, Baram deserves a place at the front line of modern literature.' * NRC (Netherlands) * 'Baram is one of the best writers I have read in recent years.' * Milenio (Mexico) * 'Nir Baram is the great revelation of the Hebrew language...One of the most important novels of our time. You read it and think of Balzac.' * ABC (Mexico) *