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Bernice Rubens

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The novelist Bernice Rubens was born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1928, the daughter of a Russian Jewish father. She read English at the University of Wales and taught English in Birmingham for two years before working in film as a freelance film director and scriptwriter. Her fourth novel, The Elected Member (1969), won the Booker Prize for Fiction. A Five-Year Sentence(1978) was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction. I, Dreyfus (1999), a re-working of the Dreyfus case in France at the end of the 19th century, was shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly Literary Prize for Fiction. Her latest book is The Sergeant's Tale (2003). 

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David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.