Melnitz: a Sweeping Swiss Family Saga

Charles Lewinsky

22/02/2015 11:00 am

Charles Lewinsky’s portrait of Swiss Jewish life in his ambitious and panoramic novel Melnitz bears an astonishing resemblance to British provincial Jewish life in all its glory, saturated with familiar Yiddish idioms. Sharing Arnold Bennett’s sharp humour and acuity, Melnitz reads like a Swiss Five Towns. Charles Lewinsky will be discussing his engrossing novel with journalist Josh Glancy.  

Charles Lewinsky

Charles Lewinsky is a Swiss screen writer, theatre director, lyricist and novelist. He is the recipient of the Schiller Prize Zürcher Kantonalbank for his novel St. John\'s Day and was nominated for the 2011 Swiss Book Prize for Gerron.

Josh Glancy

Josh Glancy is a feature writer and the deputy editor of The Sunday Times News Review. He contributes regular columns to The JC and reviews books for The Literary Review.