Miriam Frank had to adjust to new countries and new languages before becoming a successful anaesthetist and respected translator. Prolific writer Rosemary Friedman gives us an insight into the world of books, theatre and television. Together they discussed what is remembered, revealed or kept silent in autobiographies.
Miriam Frank had fled two wars and lived on three continents by the age of 12. She qualified as a consultant in anaesthesia and is a passionate literary translator. My Innocent Absence, Tales from a Nomadic Life is her memoir.
Rosemary Friedman is the best-selling author of novels, short stories, screenplays, TV series and stage plays. She is a reviewer, lecturer and literary-prize judge. Life is a Joke: A Writer's Memoir is her recently published memoir.
Rachel Lasserson is Editor of the Jewish Quarterly. Writer, journalist, and critic, she speaks fluent Yiddish and is an expert Klezmer musician.