RUNNING THE RIFT IS NY PUBLIC LIBRARY STAFF PICK FOR 2018
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 10, 2018
POEM PUBLISHED IN EBOLA CHAPBOOK
POSTED ON OCTOBER 17, 2014
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NAOMI BENARON TO GIVE THE 9TH ANNUAL MCBRIDE LECTURE ON FAITH AND LITERATURE
POSTED ON OCTOBER 2, 2013
The lecture was given at Oklahoma Christian University on October 18, 2013.
CLICK HERE to watch an excerpt.
RUNNING THE RIFT SHORTLISTED FOR COMMONWEALTH BOOK PRIZE
POSTED ON APRIL 9, 2013
The Commonwealth Book Prize is awarded by the Commonwealth Foundation for the "best first novel" written in 2012 by a citizen of a Commonwealth Nation. Regional winners will be announced on May 14, 2013.
CLICK HERE to read more about the prize.
RUNNING THE RIFT CHOSEN FOR 2013 LAKE OSWEGO READS
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 7, 2013
A talk by Carl Wilkens began a month long series of events related to Rwanda and RUNNING THE RIFT on Friday February 1 for Lake Oswego Reads 2013.
CLICK HERE to read about the Lake Oswego Reads
RUNNING THE RIFT ONE OF OPRAH'S BEST BOOKS 2012
POSTED ON DECEMBER 8, 2012
RUNNING THE RIFT named as one of the 18 books chosen for Oprah's Best Books of 2012.
RUNNING THE RIFT SELECTED AS NAPERVILLE READS 2013 CHOICE
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 26, 2012
RUNNING THE RIFT has been chosen as the adult selection for 2013 Naperville Reads Community Reads. Author appearances in April as well as a 5K run to benefit a Rwandan charity. Times and dates to be announced.
RUNNING THE RIFT NOMINATED FOR BEST FICTION IN GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 2012
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 1, 2012
Running the Rift was selected as one of 15 books in the category Best Fiction.
RUNNING THE RIFT NAMED NATIONAL READING GROUP MONTH SELECTION
POSTED ON OCTOBER 20, 2012
RUNNING THE RIFT is one of 20 selections for the National Reading Group Month named by the Women's National Book Association.
TAKING THE ULTIMATE RISK IN WRITING
POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
CLICK HERE to read Naomi's article on the Afghan Women's Writing Project, published in Her Circle magazine.
NEW VIDEO FOR NAOMI BENARON
POSTED ON JUNE 20, 2012
Running the Rift: Naomi talks about her inspiration, her process, her thoughts, and her next work with Oneworld Publications, her UK publisher.
CLICK HERE to watch the video.
RAVE REVIEW ON NPR!
POSTED ON MARCH 30, 2012
Alan Cheuse reviews Running the Rift on National Public Radio
CLICK HERE to read the review
RAVE REVIEW FROM BOOKLIST
POSTED ON OCTOBER 18, 2011
Another great review just in!
"A gripping, frequently distressing portrait of destruction and ultimate redemption ... Benaron sheds a crystalline beacon on an alarming episode in global history, and her charismatic protagonist leaves an indelible impression."—Booklist
STARRED REVIEW FROM KIRKUS
POSTED ON OCTOBER 13, 2011
Kirkus has given Running the Rift a starred review.
Running the Rift has just received its third starred review—this one from Kirkus Reviews:
"…where Benaron shines is in her tender descriptions of Rwandan’s natural beauty and in her creation of Jean Patrick, a hero whose noble innocence and genuine human warmth are impossible not to love."
STARRED REVIEW FROM LIBRARY JOURNAL
POSTED ON OCTOBER 9, 2011
Library Journal gives Running the Rift a starred review.
Library Journal gives Running the Rift a starred review: "An unflinching and beautifully crafted account of a people and their survival. In addition, she compellingly details the growth and rigorous training of a young athlete. VERDICT Readers who do not shy away from depictions of violence will find this tale of social justice a memorable read, and those interested in coming-of-age stories set in wartime will want it as well. Highly recommended; readers who loved Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner will appreciate."
STARRED REVIEW FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
POSTED ON OCTOBER 8, 2011
Running the Rift receives a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
Running the Rift receives a starred review from Publishers Weekly: "Benaron accomplishes the improbable feat of wringing genuine loveliness from unspeakable horror... It is a testament to Benaron's skill that a novel about genocide ... conveys so profoundly the joys of family, friendship, and community."
BEST DEBUTS OF THE FALL
POSTED ON OCTOBER 5, 2011
Listed as one of the "Best Debuts of the Fall" by the Daily Beast.
The Daily Beast includes Running the Rift as one of eight novels in its feature, "Best Debuts of the Fall":
Forget Stephen King and Umberto Eco and other big names, here are eight fresh debut novels—from the ultimate new baseball novel to gritty Midwestern fiction to a novel set in Rwanda . . . CLICK HERE to read the full review.