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Past Events

Past EventsThursday, February 28

FILM Grace Paley: Collected Shorts

Although her writing output was modest during her 84 years –just three volumes of short stories- Grace Paley  was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. “Art”, she explained “is too long, and life is too short.” As a child of Russian Jewish refugees, she was instilled with a passion for social justice which runs through her life and work. Lilly Rivlin’s intimate documentary is a rich and inspiring portrait of the writer, activist and New York icon who died in 2007.

The JBW Newsfeed

Shana Tova to all those who are celebrating this week. A very happy new year from the team at Jewish Book Week!
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Jewish Book Week speaker David Grossman was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for his novel, A Horse
Jewish Book Week speaker Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017 for her fourth novel, 
Hear Susan Suleiman discuss her book The Némirovsky Question (Yale University Press, 2017) with Ann Jefferson and


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