Advisory — Matt Friedman — PRESS AND MEDIA UPDATES
Thursday, March 2, at 8 and 11 PM The Agenda with Steve Paikin convenes its annual roundtable with this year's five RBC Taylor Prize finalists. Click to watch online.
Also on Thursday, March 2, at 7 PM the TPL / IFOA will host a roundtable with this year's five RBC Taylor Prize finalists. The discussion will be moderated by Mark Medley of The Globe and Mail at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library. Book your two free tickets here.
Press for Matti Friedman and Pumpkinflowers
In advance of Monday’s awards ceremony this year’s nominees answered The Globe and Mail’s questions on the origins of their books, the craft of writing, and the importance of non-fiction in an era where the validity of facts is constantly being questioned. Read their comments, compiled by Mark Medley at this link.
huffingtonpost.ca has posted a reflection on flower songs by Max Eisen on The Blog, titled “How Flower Songs Help Fight The Grief Of War.” The article reminds us: “People engaged in conflict need to develop a language of grief.” Click through to read the blog.CBC Books has posted a Magic 8 Q&A in which Matti Friedam identifies his favourite font; discusses his approach to reviews and reader feedback; and more. Click through to read the Q&A.
Video Interviews: Max Eisen on By Chance Alone
In this video interview filmed for the RBC Taylor Prize, Matti Friedman talks about Guerrilla war in South Lebanon and a little-known corner of the Middle East. Aimed at those growing up in the 90s, the book resonates with all ages. RBC Taylor Prize interview here
In this video interview filmed for Open Book Toronto, Matti Friedman comments on the writing of his book as an opportunity to share experiences and explain why we need to know more about a hill called the Pumpkin in a small corner of the Middle East. It is a memoir for those who were brought up in the 90s, as well as those both older and younger. View the Open Book Toronto interview here
In this video interview filmed for The Huffington Post Canada Matti Friedman discusses Guerrilla war in South Lebanon in the 90s, a subject that there is almost no information about. View the Huffington Post interview here
Matti Friedman has worked as a correspondent in the Jerusalem bureau of the Associated Press news agency, where he specialized in religion and archaeology, and reported from Lebanon to Morocco, Cairo, Moscow, and Washington, D.C., as well as Israel, the Palestinian territories, and the Caucasus. Friedman grew up in Toronto, moved to Israel as a teenager, and served three years in the Israeli military. Today he lives in Jerusalem with his wife and three children. He lectures frequently in Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States. View the Maclean’s interview, article and excerpt here