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Past EventsSunday, February 26

The People on the Street: Linda Grant

Linda Grant
Jonathan Freedland

Linda Grant presented Israel as you have never seen it before.

From the bohemian world of the Tel Aviv intellectual scene to the seedy underbelly of mob bosses; encountering teenage soldiers, Iraqi shopkeepers and Russian scientists along the way. The People on the Street, the culmination of years of journalism, essay writing and countless interviews, is the very personal account of Linda Grant’s relationship with the country. Beginning from one block of a Tel Aviv street, it is the assertion of the individual and the humane over slogans and rhetoric.

Linda Grant is the author of When I Lived in Modern Times (Winner of the Orange Prize), Still Here and Remind Me Who Iam Again.

Jonathan Freedland is a broadcaster for the BBC and an award-winning columnist for The Guardian. His latest book is Jacob’s Gift.

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