Cultures of the Middle East Program this Sunday

Matt Rees is an award-winning crime novelist and foreign correspondent who lives in Jerusalem. Major authors have compared his writing to that of Graham Greene and John Le Carré. The French magazine L’Express called him “the Dashiell Hammett of Palestine.”

Matt Rees covered the Middle East for a decade and a half for Time magazine and Newsweek.

His Palestinian mystery series (The Collaborator of Bethlehem, A Grave in Gaza, The Samaritan’s Secret, The Fourth Assassin) won the Crime Writers Association New Blood Dagger and has been published in 23 countries.

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Rees’s newest book Mozart’s Last Aria, a historical novel about the death of the great composer will composer, will come out in 2011.

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