London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

Error message

Notice: Undefined index: jbw_favourite in _MY_JBW_CONTENT() (line 437 of /hsphere/local/home/bookweek/jewishbookweek.com/sites/all/modules/jbw_custom_festival_listing/jbw_custom_festival_listing.module).

David Bellos

Contributors

David Bellos has taught at the universities of Oxford, Edinburgh, Southampton and Manchester, and is now Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. He has written extensively on nineteenth-century French fiction, published biographies of Georges Perec, Jacques Tati and Romain Gary and has also translated many novels by Georges Perec and Ismail Kadare.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2009

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Will there ever have been many people who, at the age of twenty-two, were aware that they could suddenly lose all their potential - I feel unembarrassed saying that I feel I have immense potential, since I think of it as a gift, not as something I own - that it could all be taken away from them, and not rise up in revolt? - Helene Berr

No memoirs or history books have the impact of first person accounts written in the thick of the action. None is more poignant than Helene Berr’s tragic Journal.

The JBW Newsfeed

Jewish Book Week speakers Philippe Sands and Ayelet Gundar-Goshen have been chosen as joint winners of the JQ Wingate literary prize (worth £4,000)....
Friday, 24 February 2017
Rachel Tzvia Back received The Risa Domb/Porjes Prize and Natasha Lehrer won the Scott Moncrieff Prize at the award ceremony for the Society of...
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Congratulations to JBW 2017 speakers Sarah Moss and Adam Rutherford whose books The Tidal Zone and A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived...
Monday, 6 February 2017

Video

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