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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, February 24

Love, Lies and Espionage

Yishai Sarid
Jake Simons
Chair: Alex Gerlis

Israeli secret service agents are at the heart of these new thrillers. In Yishai Sarid’s Limassol, an agent under cover poses as a novelist to ensnare the son of a Palestinian poet, a wanted terrorist suspect. In Jake Simons’ The Pure, a renegade Mossad operative arrives in London to wreak revenge on his former employers. A journey into a secret world, and a very human light on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Yishai Sarid is an Israeli novelist and a lawyer who specialises in civil and criminal litigation. In 2011 Sarid won the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière for best foreign crime novel of the year for his first novel, Easy Prey.

To buy his book from Blackwell's, click here. Ten per cent of the proceeds of book sales through Blackwell's benefit Jewish Book Week.

Jake Simons is an acclaimed novelist, broadsheet journalist and broadcaster. His first novel, The Exiled Times of a Tibetan Jew, was an Independent on Sunday Book of the Year. His second, The English German Girl, was a Fiction Uncovered winner.

To buy his book from Blackwell's, click here. Ten per cent of the proceeds of book sales through Blackwell's benefit Jewish Book Week. 

Alex Gerlis was a BBC journalist for over 25 years and is currently a Visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Bedfordshire. His first novel,The Best of Our Spies, an espionage thriller set against true events of World War Two, was published in 2012.

 

To buy the book The Pure from Blackwell's, click here. Ten per cent of the proceeds of book sales through Blackwell's benefit Jewish Book Week.

 

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