Festival 2019 Saturday 02 March - Sunday 10 March | Tickets now on sale

Adina Hoffman

Photo by Peter Cole
Photo by Peter Cole

ADINA HOFFMAN is an award-winning essayist and biographer whose books include Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City and My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century.

Ben Hecht: The Greatest American Screenwriter
Ben Hecht was, according to Jean-Luc Godard, ‘a genius’ who ‘invented 80% of what is used in Hollywood movies today’. Besides producing dozens of now classic scripts — including Wuthering Heights, Gone With the Wind (for which he was never credited) and Notorious — Ben Hecht was also known as an ace reporter, celebrated playwright, taboo-busting novelist, and the most quick-witted of provocateurs. During WWII, he was an outspoken crusad...