Thursday, September 21, 2017

Daniel Silva

New York—AMIT will host Daniel Silva, the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author, for a discussion about his new book, “House of Spies,” on Monday, July 10.

Silva is the author of 20 novels, and is best-known for his series featuring Gabriel Allon, an art restorer, assassin and Israeli secret agent. Allon’s adventures appear in 12 of Silva’s novels, including “The English Assassin,” “The Confessor,” “A Death in Vienna,” “Prince of Fire,” “The Messenger,” “The Secret Servant,” “Moscow Rules,” “The Defector,” “The Rembrandt Affair,” “Portrait of a Spy,” “The Fallen Angel” and “The English Girl.”

Prior to becoming a novelist, Silva was the executive producer of CNN’s talk-show unit, working on shows like “Crossfire,” “Capital Gang” and “Reliable Sources.” He left the network in 1997 and began writing full time. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages and are published around the world. “We’re thrilled to have Daniel Silva back with AMIT for the fourth year in a row,” said Elissa and Michael Katz, event chairs, and residents of Bergenfield, New Jersey. “He’ll speak about his latest book and share insights on how his characters and real world politics intertwine. Over the past year, Mr. Silva has visited many different AMIT chapters throughout the U.S. and this event will be his only public appearance in New York City.” 

In “House of Spies,” Silva turns his attention to the post-9/11 world and the global war on terror, as Gabriel Allon tries to hunt down the world’s most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy ISIS mastermind known only as Saladin.  

The discussion is being held at the Ramaz school, 60 East 78th Street, in Manhattan. The discussion will be followed by a book signing and dessert reception. For more information visit 

Founded in 1925, AMIT is the premier education network in Israel, serving 34,000 students each year in its 110 schools in 29 cities throughout Israel. AMIT enables students to realize their fullest potential and strengthens Israeli society by educating and nurturing children from diverse backgrounds within a framework of academic excellence, religious values and Zionist ideals. For more information, please visit


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