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Douglas Century is the author or coauthor of numerous bestselling and critically acclaimed books. Century has also spoken at numerous venues across the United States and Canada, including McGill University, Williams College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Temple Emanu-El and the New York Public Library. Century‘s work received Permanent of Canada Award for Short Fiction (Second Prize); the Geraldine Griffin Moore Award for the Short Story; the Harold Greenberg Fund for screenplay adaptation of an original book; and, most recently, a New York State Council for the Humanities Grant for Barney Ross.

Represented by International Creative Management, Century is a member of the Writers Guild of America, East and of the Writers Guild of Canada.

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Tablet Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Alana Newhouse, introduces Doulgas Century at Gleason's Gym

Trade paperback edition of Barney Ross: The Life of a Jewish Fighter

With special guests junior-welterweight Dimitriy Salita

Former middleweight and light-heavyweight world champion Iran Barkley

Heavy-hitting beats by Tel Aviv DJ Soulico

Elevator shot - Douglas with Scott Storch in 2014

Forty years ago, poor, crime-ridden Israeli neighborhoods were often ruled by a local mobster. It was a Godfather-style situation: the bosses were feared, but they were also respected as protectors for those who played by their rules. But today’s Israeli mafia is something quite different, younger, greedier, more ambitious, and far more reckless. In 2006, Tablet contributing editor Douglas Century visited Hatikva, a neighborhood in south Tel Aviv that spawned some of the more deadly modern mafiosi. Accompanied by Ilan Benshoshan, who grew up there, Century met gangsters, drug dealers, pimps, and a frightened populace trying to steer clear of the violence. Vox Tablet’s Sara Ivry spoke to the pair for a street-level view of today’s Israeli mob.

Mob Scene - A Vox Tablet Podcast

by Holy Land Gangland

Eight Forty-Eight

Chicago Public Radio: ``The Life of Barney Ross``, Douglas Century interview