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Lionel Blue

Contributors

Lionel Blue is best known for his contributions to Radio 4’s Thought for the Day. He has written several books including My Affair with Christianity(1998) and Blue’s Jokes (2001). He lives in London with his partner Jim.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2005

Tuesday, 8 March 2005

Rabbi Lionel Blue has lived a life on the fringes. In his recent autobiography Hitchhiking to Heaven (2004), he tells the story of how he began to question where he fitted in with traditional Jewish society, so embarking on a fascinating interior journey. With Clive Lawton, he reflected on his experiences and the contradictions of “a life lived honestly”.

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Video

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