where the writers are
Omar Yussef in Japan
Schoolteacher Omar Yussef confronts the corruption and violence of Bethlehem during the intifada to save a former pupil accused of murder.
The Collaborator of Bethlehem,,,in Japan

I'm very proud that my Palestinian crime novels are being published in 22 countries. Just this week I received copies from my Japanese publisher, Random House Kodansha, where THE COLLABORATOR OF BETHLEHEM is just out. They've done a wonderful job, putting together a small, delicate edition and a mysterious cover. Of all the languages so far published, this is the first one where I really couldn't understand a single word on the page. Which makes it so much more enjoyable to look at the columns of symbols running down the page and to think: "I wrote this...sort of." It makes it mysterious, even though I know what happens in the end... Next, I'm looking forward to Omar Yussef in Greek.