Review of the Year
Hephzibah Anderson, Anne Sebba
Hephzibah Anderson, Michael Joseph and Anne Sebba, chaired by Gerald Jacobs discussed the highlights and lowlights in Jewish writing since JBW 2002.
Hepzhibah Anderson studied English Literature at Cambridge University. She was Fiction Editor of the Daily Mail and reviewer of debut fiction for The Observer. She now works freelance as critic, feature writer and broadcaster. Her first book Chastened: Adventures in Abstinence will be published in June 2009.Anne Sebba
Anne Sebba: award winning biographer, historian and author of eleven books. Her latest book is Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy published in the UK and US in 2021. In 2016 Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940’s was the winner of the 2016 Franco-British Society book prize. Previously Anne wrote That Woman, a biography of Wallis Simpson and the scandal of the 1936 abdication crisis based on her discovery of a secret cache of letters. A former Reuters Foreign Correspondent, Anne is a broadcaster and regularly appears on television talking about her books. She is a former chair of Britain's 10,000 strong Society of Authors and lecturer who gives talks to a variety of audiences in the US and UK as well as on cruises and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research.