Avraham Azrieli speaks to groups and organizations in person and via radio & TV on topics related his books and life. For inquiries, please use the Contact form.

To listen to a recent radio interview, click here: Refocus Magazine Radio


February 9, 2020

C-3/Erev Yisraeli - An event for a Jewish Baltimore group

Where: Private home

When: February 9, 2020 6:30 PM-9:00 PM (RSVP required)

July 9-13, 2019

ThrillerFest XIV: Annual Meeting of The International Thriller Writers Association

Where: Grand Hyatt, New York City, NY

When: July 9 – 13, 2019

To invite Avraham Azrieli to speak or for further information, please send a note through the Contact form.


Congregation Bet Shalom, Columbia, MD

Congregation Bet Aviv, Columbia, MD

Temple Beth Shalom, Columbia, MD

Myerberg Center, Baltimore, MD

Temple Isaiah, Fulton, MD

Jewish Federation of Howard County, Columbia, MD

Private Club, Columbia, MD

Jewish Book Council, New York, NY

Book Club Appearance, Rockville, MD

Lubavitch Chabad Center, Columbia, MD

Temple Isaiah, Fulton, MD

Book Club Appearance, Columbia, MD

Jewish Federation of Howard County, MD

One More Page Bookstore, Arlington, VA

Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester, VA

Book Club Appearance, Ellicott City, MD

Barnes & Noble, Freehold, NJ

Book Club Appearance, Columbia, MD

Jewish Federation of Howard County, MD

Book Club Appearance, Baltimore, MD

Radio Appearances:

(Some of these interviews are available for listening on the “Press” page of this website)

News Hour, BBC Radio London

The Joan Rivers Show, WOR Network

The Law Show, WAMC Public Radio

The Robb Revere Show

In Love & Business with the Jameses

The Alicia Hill Show

David Serero Talk Radio

The Yaya Diamnd Show

Jim Bohannon Show, Westwood One Radio

Joan Hamburg, WOR Netword

Chuck Harder Show, Talk America Network

Conversations with Anne, Talk Radio Network

News Show, USA Radio Networks

Share Your Thoughts, Talk Radio America Network

Barbara Simpson Show, San Francisco

Bean and Fred, Somerville, MA

The Ruth Eddy Show, Bridgeport, CT

John Arnold Show, Romulus, CT Sound Off,

Green Bay, WI Stevens and Core, Washington DC

WDEI News, Wilmington, DE

Dakota Morning, Fargo, ND

Sybil Tohkonogy Show, Newton, MA

Lifetalk, Austin, TX

Newsline, Seattle, WA

Coffee and Conversation, Bridgeport, CT

Dave White Show, Warrenton, MO

AM Edition, Petoskey, MI

The Great Morning Wakeup, Raleigh, NC

Problem Corner Show, Fairbanks, AK

Rob Lloyd Show, WFAS, White Plains, NY

Hila Esters Christian Radio, TX

Sarasota FL – Dream Chasers Radio Show

Miami FL – The T. Gerard Williams Show

St. Lucia – Unity FM Radio Global

NYC – Cultural News Radio by David Serero

San Antonio, TX – Refocused Magazine Live

Television Appearances:

Steals and Deals, CNBC

Good Day New York, FOX One

One with Steve Adubato, Comcast


Jewish History, Current Affairs, and the Future:

Doborah: The First Female Prophet, Judge and National Leader in Recorded Human History

Masada: How the Last Jewish Stronghold and the First Mass Suicide became a Modern Inspiration

Jerusalem: A City of Peace, War and Spies

Ancient Israel & Modern Israel: Will History Repeat Itself?

World War II and the Holocaust through the Prism of Historical Anti-Semitism and Jewish Resilience

The Six Days War: A Surprise Victory, Five Decades of Breathtaking National Success, and a Lingering Existential Dilemma

Prime Minister Rabin: How a Tragic Childhood, Military Stardom and Political Audacity Led to a Shocking Assassination

Gold Meir: From Milwaukee to Jerusalem on a Journey of Idealism, Leadership and a National Tragedy

Israel and American Jews: Is the Tight Bond Unraveling?

Interfaith Marriage and the Emotional Conflicts of Religious Holidays

Writing & Publishing:

Nudge the Novelist: A Discussion about Prophets, Politicians, Writers and others who Make Things Up for a Living

The Craft and Business of Writing Fiction and Nonfiction

The Makings of a Novel: From Ideas to Words, Revisions, and Publication

Your Life Story on the Page: How to write and publish your memoir

Writing and Riding: The Motorcycle as a Muse, a Spark, and a Plot Engine

Historical Fiction: Facts, Figures, and the Magic of an Invented Reality

Law & Business:

Your Lawyer on a Short Leash: How to Work with Lawyers Effectively

Government of the Lawyers, by the Lawyers, for the Lawyers: Has U.S. Democracy Become a Juristocracy?

Conflict Resolution as a Contact Sport: Resolving Disputes with Deft and Chess-Gamer’s Smarts

The Supreme Court in American Life: Does the Unelected Branch of Government Wield Dictatorial Powers?

About Avraham Azrieli:

Avraham Azrieli writes books and  screenplays. His recent novels, Deborah Rising and Deborah Calling (HarperCollins, 2016 and 2017), were inspired by the true story of the first woman to lead a nation in human history. A graduate of Columbia Law School in New York City, Azrieli represented business clients in numerous complex court cases before trial and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. His first novel, The Masada Complex (a political thriller) was published in 2010, followed by Israeli spy novels The Jerusalem Inception and The Jerusalem Assassin, as well as Christmas for Joshua (an interfaith family drama), The Mormon Candidate (a political thriller), Thump (a courtroom drama featuring sexual harassment and racism) and The Bootstrap Ultimatum (a mystery involving the commercialization of Memorial Day). He also authored Your Lawyer on a Short Leash (a guide to dealing with lawyers) and One Step Ahead – A Mother of Seven Escaping Hitler’s Claws (an acclaimed WWII biography, which inspired the musical By Wheel and by Wing). Azrieli grew up in Israel, where he received extensive Talmudic education, served as an intelligence officer and, after attending law school, served as a law clerk at the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem. He later earned another law degree from Columbia Law School in NYC, served as a law clerk at the Federal District Court in Maryland, and started his legal career with Davis Polk and Wardwell. He currently lives near Washington DC with his wife and children. Like Ben Teller, the protagonist in The Mormon Candidate, Azrieli often rides his motorcycle in the mountainous forests of western Maryland. To learn more, visit