MY NEW NOVEL “ THe Gospel According to Lazarus” is now out in America, Great britain, Ireland, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, New Zealand and South Africa
** Number 1 International Bestseller **
** Best Novel of 2016 — FNAC Bookstores (22 shops in Portugal) **
** 3rd Most Popular Novel of 2016 – Bertrand Bookstores (51 shops in Portugal) **
“THE MOST REMARKABLE ASPECT OF THIS BRAVE AND ENGAGING NOVEL, THOUGH, IS THAT ZIMLER MANAGES TO MAKE THE BEST-KNOWN NARRATIVE IN WESTERN CULTURE A PAGE-TURNER. I SIMPLY HAD TO KEEP GOING TO THE VERY END IN ORDER TO KNOW ON EARTH WHAT WOULD HAPPEN.” — THE GUARDIAN
In the New Testament, we are told that Jesus resurrected a beloved friend named Lazarus. Missing from the Gospel is a description of how Jesus accomplished this miracle and if he had a special purpose for bringing his companion back from the dead. Internationally acclaimed and best-selling novelist Richard Zimler takes up the tale, and through the eyes of the troubled Lazarus, recreates the story of the Passion.
The Sunday Times chooses THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LAZARUS as one of the Best Books of the Year.
The Observer (UK) has just published an article of mine on my brother’s early death and how that affected my life and my writing. I think you will find it a moving piece.