Austin Ratner


Austin Ratner's debut novel The Jump Artist tells of Halsman’s journey from prison to fame and triumph over injustice. Originally published by a tiny US press, the book won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature in 2011.

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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Philippe Halsman was famous for photographing the 20th Century’s greatest names jumping in mid-air - from Dali to M

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