Our Team

Gail Sandler
Co-Chair
Gail Sandler is Glasgow-born and her background is in science and IT. After completing an MA in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at UCL, she joined the JBC and, after serving two years as Honorary Treasurer, has been Co Chair since 2005.
Lucy Silver
Co-Chair/Festival Director
Lucy Silver was born in Glasgow, studied literature, philosophy, art history and psychology, trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and counselled university students. She joined the JBC in 2008, has been Co Chair since 2011, and took over festival directorship in 2014.
Sarah Fairbairn
Production Manager
Sarah has been living in London and working in books since graduating from Bristol University in 2007. She has been with Jewish Book Week since 2013 and in her previous role was Editorial Manager at Ian Fleming Publications.
Susannah Okret
Festival Coordinator
Susannah has been working in publishing since 2004. She spent six years at Rogers, Coleridge and White Literary Agency, and was Managing Editor of the Jewish Quarterly for five years.

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