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Past Events

Past EventsTuesday, February 25

Event Cancelled - Adam Mansbach and Roger Bennett Unscrolled

Roger Bennett
Adam Mansbach

Unfortunately, Roger Bennett is no longer able to come to the festival, and so this event has been cancelled. Jewish Book Week will be scheduling a replacement event to be announced in the next few days.

American cultural activist and founder of Reboot Roger Bennett asked 54 writers and artists to wrestle with the Torah. The result: 54 mini works of art responding to the cycle of Torah portions traditionally read over the course of a year. Bennett joins us with best-selling novelist Adam Mansbach, one of the contributors, to showcase Unscrolled, a re-imagining and eclectic celebration of the Bible.  

Unscrolled includes a graphic-novel version of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments by Rebecca Odes and Sam Lipsyte. Lost creator Damon Lindelof writes about Abraham’s decision to sacrifice his son – as if Abraham were a mental patient in the wake of that incident. Sloane Crosley brings Pharaoh into the 21st century, where he is checking out “boils”, “lice”, and “plague of frogs” on WebMD. Other contributors include Joshua Foer, Aimee Bender, A. J. Jacobs, David Auburn, Jill Soloway, Ben Greenman and Josh Radnor. 

Roger Bennett is a writer, broadcaster, and cofounder of Reboot.

Adam Mansbach is author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Go the F*** to Sleep, The End of the Jews and Angry Black White Boy. He has won numerous awards. He lives in Berkeley, California and is currently adapting children’s classic The Pushcart War for the screen. His latest book The Dead Run is a thriller published by HarperVoyager in the US.

Adam Mansbach will discuss Go the F*** to Sleep with Tracy-Ann Oberman on Wednesday 26 February at 7 pm

To buy books featured in this event please click hereTen per cent of all sale proceeds will go to Jewish Book Week, supporting the festival for future years.


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