Robert is the author of three novels, a full-length play, and a number of translations. Two of his novels have been translated into French by Claire Dé.
"... a huge, complex and extraordinarily rewarding novel." The Globe and Mail
"... daring in form, political, eclectic in setting and character and masterfully threaded with an intriguing story line." The Montreal Gazette
“...a novel of Beckettian inertia combined with Joyceian allusiveness... a formidable and esoteric discourse on power, decadence and remembering.” The Globe and Mail
“...the mysterious, murderous architecture of Majzels’ gesture, in which language is both victim and description of victimization, and in which standard narrative has been put in a compressor and squeezed into more interesting ways of thinking... The reader won’t encounter another book like this one anytime soon.” Review of Contemporary Fiction
“[Apikoros Sleuth] takes the reader back to the primal scene of the book, where reading is ritual and where eyes, of their own magical accord, unlock terrible knowledge.” The Montreal Review of Books
His full-length play This Night the Kapo won first prize both in the 1991 Dorothy Silver Awards (Cleveland Ohio, USA) and the 1994 Canadian Jewish Playwrighting Competition. It was produced by Teatron in Toronto at the Berkley Street Theatre (CanStage) in March 2004, and published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2005.
4 - Are public readings part of or counter to your creative process?
10 - How easy has it been for you to move between genres (fiction to translation)? What do you see as the appeal?
16 - What would you like to do that you haven't yet done?
19 - What was the last great book you read? What was the last great film?