London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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Esther Woolfson

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Esther Woolfson was brought up in Glasgow and studied Chinese at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Edinburgh University. Her acclaimed short stories have appeared in many anthologies and have been read on Radio 4. She has won prizes both for them and for nature writing. She lives in Aberdeen.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2009

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Esther Woolfson loves birds. Her family share their home with a rook, a magpie, a starling, a parrot and the inhabitants of an outdoor dovehouse. Corvus is her account of her passion. She told us about her unconventional life and shared stories of superstitions, evolution, and the amazingly rich world of birds although she was not able to bring any of her friends with her to the festival.

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.