The Bookniks Session
It was a cabaret fusion of music, visuals and a selection of live literary performances from some of JBWs most exciting talent including Idit Eshel, Etgar Keret, Sophie Hannah and it featured music from a mystery.
Idit Eshel is a Jaffa based singer-songwriter and emerging star on the Israeli music scene. She has also voice coached major Israeli rock stars including Shoteh Hanevoa. Her self-titled debut album was released in 2004
Sophie Hannah is a bestselling poet, novelist and children’s writer who regularly performs her work to live audiences. She was chosen for the Next Generation poetry promotion as one of the best twenty poets to emerge in the last ten years and Penguin have recently published her Selected Poems.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1967, Etgar Keret is one of the leading voices in Israeli literature and cinema. He is the author of four books of short stories, including The Nimrod Flip-Out and Gaza Blues; novellas, graphic novels and a screenplay. His movie, Malka Red-Heart, won the Israeli ‘Oscar’ and international acclaim. Keret lectures at Tel Aviv University’s School of Film.
David Maine was born in 1963 and grew up in Connecticut. He worked in the mental health systems of Massachusetts and Arizona. He taught English in Morocco from 1995 to 1998, and has lived un Pakistan since then. He resides in Lahore with his wife, novelist Uzma Aslam Khan. With The Flood, Fallen and now The Book of Samson, he certainly takes Bible stories to a new level ...
Jason Solomons hosts the whole evening. Jason is one of Britain’s leading film critics. He writes in The Observer and The Mail on Sunday, pops up on BBC London radio and appears on Channel 5.
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