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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, February 24

Roman Mysteries

Caroline Lawrence

Through The Roman Mysteries Caroline Lawrence draws readers into the world of Ancient Rome following the stories of Flavia, a young Roman girl and her closest friends. At Caroline’s first ever event at Jewish Book Week, she unraveled some Roman Mysteries and spoke about The Slave Girl from Jerusalem through which we were offered a glimpse of the Jewish world of 80 AD.

Caroline Lawrence studied Classical Archeology and then an MA in Hebrew and Jewish Studies. In 2000 she wrote The Thieves of Ostia , the first in a series of children's adventure stories set in Ancient Rome. The series has won numerous awards and has been translated into twenty languages. The Roman Mysteries has also been made into a TV series (most expensive British children's TV series to date at £1million per hour!)

Caroline Lawrence announced the winners of the 2008 Children's Poetry Prize

Sponsored by UJIA

 

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

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