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Frederic Raphael

Contributors

Frederic Raphael is the author of 20 novels, several essay and story collections, including The Necessity of Anti-Semitism, numerous screenplays, biographies of Byron and Maugham, and three volumes of translations of classical poetry and drama. The most renowned of his 20 novels,The Glittering Prizes, is about undergraduate life at Cambridge. Made into a television series, it won him the Royal Television award for Writer of the Year and his screenplay of Darling – the 1965 film – won him an Oscar. His published diaries are a fascinating window on his creative life and the many artists, writers and actors he's encountered.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2016

Anti-Semitism

Frederic Raphael and David Pryce-Jones discuss an age-old hatred.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016
In his powerful new polemic, Anti-Semitism, renowned novelist and screenwriter Frederic Raphael considers why intense hostility has been directed so relentlessly towards Jews for more than two millennia. Frederic Raphael is joined by David Pryce-Jones in a penetrating analysis of this crucial perennial question. 

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Video

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