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A Beginner's Guide to Jews on the Edge

Will Self, Adam Thirlwell

28/02/2010 2:15 pm
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On half-Jews, non-jewish-Jews, self-hating Jews, anti-semitic Jews, et al…

Two of the most formidably minded polemicists on the literary scene discussed the many possible manifestations of Judaism and whether any of these semitic permutations actually matters.

Will Self

Will Self has made a record number of appearances on Have I Got News for You as well as being one of the archetypal Grumpy Old Men. Columnist and reviewer, he has produced several compilations of his work as well as his fictions. For Self nothing is sacrosanct and his satirical gaze can land anywhere, even on Self himself.

Adam Thirlwell

Adam Thirlwell is the author of three novels, Politics, The Escape and Lurid & Cute; a novella, Kapow!; and a project with international novels that includes an essay-book – which won a Somerset Maugham Award – and a compendium of translations edited for McSweeney’s. His work is translated into 30 languages. He has twice been selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists.

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