Chaim Bermant Award for Journalism

Miriam Gross, Maureen Lipman, Geoffrey Paul

22/02/2015 3:30 pm

Maureen Lipman introduces The Chaim Bermant Award for Journalism, produced for Jewish Book Week 2015. The award is presented in memory of the late journalist and author, at once “Anglo-Jewry’s voice of conscience” and, by his own typically tongue-in-cheek designation, “a licensed heretic.” Contributors are the judges: journalists Miriam Gross, Gerald Jacobs and Geoffrey Paul, with readings by Maureen Lipman.

Miriam Gross

Miriam Gross is a Jerusalem-born journalist. She has been a literary editor of The Sunday Telegraph and an arts editor of The Daily Telegraph. She is a diarist for The Spectator and the author of An Almost English Life, a memoir.

Gerald Jacobs

Gerald Jacobs is literary editor of The Jewish Chronicle. He has contributed to most major UK publications, including The Timesand the FT. He is the author of the first authorised biography of Judi Dench and the bestselling Sacred Games.

Geoffrey Paul

Geoffrey Paul served journalistic apprenticeships in Wales and Yorkshire, before coming to London as editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Working for the JC, he succeeded William Frankel as editor, retiring from the newspaper 23 years ago.

Maureen Lipman

  Maureen Lipman is an acclaimed film, theatre and television actress, columnist and comedian. She is the author of nine books and writes regularly for Standpoint magazine and Spectator Health.