Chair: Simon Hattenstone
In his provocative book, The Pater, Elliot Jager tackles a near-taboo topic: the Orthodox Jewish attitude towards infertility and what it feels like to be a childless Jewish man. In conversation with Guardian journalist Simon Hattenstone he also grapples with the concept of paternity and his complex relationship with his own father.
Elliot Jager is a Jerusalem-based freelance journalist. He is a former editorial page editor at The Jerusalem Post, founding managing editor of Jewish Ideas Daily (now Mosaic) and was, until recently, a daily contributor to Newsmax. He holds a PhD in Political Science from New York University.
Simon Hattenstone is a feature writer and interviewer for The Guardian and has published two e-book compilations of interviews with actors and sporting giants.