Sunday 10 March was the final day of Jewish Book Week 2002. The main festival ran from 2 to 10 March at London's Royal National Hotel. More than 45 challenging and entertaining speakers took part in sessions, presenting arguments and many different points of view.
See below for the full festival listing of events.
It’s a laugh, isn’t it? by Dave Cohen
In Conversation by Ivan Klima dn Arnost Lustig chaired by Anthony Rudolf
My Bible by Gabriel Josipovici
The Elephant and the Jewish Question: Antisemitism and the Press by David Aaronovitch, Jonathan Freedland, Anne Karpf, A.N. Wilson chaired by D D Guttenplan
Capturing Memories by Jeanie Rosefield & Pat Stanton
Was Buber right About Hasidism? by Lous Jacobs chaired by Josh Cohen
My Bible by Ann Widdecombe
Claim and Reclaim: To Whom Does European Jewish Culture Belong? by David Bellos, Konstanty Gebert, Rachel Salamander chaired by Tom Freudenheim
Writing a Second Novel by Gabriela Avigur-Rotem chaired by Risa Domb
Cherries in the Ice Box: Contemporary Hebrew Short Stories with readings by Ruth Rosen
Writing: Gender, Identity and Immigration by Ronit Matalon. Chaired by Risa Domb
Selling Off The Family Silver by Sharman Kadish, Stephen Massil, Peter Sheldom chaired by Tony Lerman
Disraeli’s Jewishness by Israel Finestein, Abraham Levy, Philip Norton chaired by Tony Kushner
Radiations from a Golden City by Robert Rietti
Distant Music by Lee Langley chaired by Frank Delaney
Myself Amongst Others by Frederic Raphael chaired by Brian Glanville
Sanity or Sanctity David Greenberg chaired by Kate Loewenthal
Fiction and Reality by Maxim Biller and Agn’s Desarthe in conversation.
Survival in the Shadows by Barbara Liovenheim chaired by Peter Kessler.
Impotence or Indifference by Pamela Shatzkes chaired by Richard Bolchover
Desert Island Lipman by Maureen Lipman interviewed by Simon Fanshawe
To download the programme of events from JBW 2002 click here.