Saturday Night Double Bill
Sam Bourne, Jay Rayner, Jonathan Freedland, Hirsh Goodman, Jonathan Kaplan, Jeff Barak
SESSION ONE : Suspense
Jay Rayner is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster, perhaps best known as the restaurant critic since 1999 for The Observer. Jay appears regularly on TV, including on Masterchef. He is the presenter of The Kitchen Cabinet on Radio 4, a food panel show which reaches an audience of over 2 million people and hosts the hit Out To Lunch podcast. He has published a dozen books, both fiction and non-fiction, his most recent being My Last Supper, about his search for his last meal on earth, and Chewing The Fat, a collection of his columns. He performs live across the country, both in one man shows based on his books, and as pianist with his jazz quartet which was born at Jewish Book Week in 2012. Image cr. Johh Arandhara
Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian and is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s contemporary history series The Long View as well as the co-host (with the Israeli journalist Yonit Levi) of Unholy, a weekly podcast. He has written twelve books, the latest of which is The Escape Artist: the Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World.
Hirsh Goodman is the founder of the Jerusalem Report, former vice president of the Jerusalem Post, and currently senior research associate at the Jaffe Centre for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University. He has also been a contributing editor to U. S. News and World Report and the New Republic, a special correspondent for the London Sunday Times and forCBS News. He has recently published his autobiography: Let Me Create a Paradise, God Said to Himself: A Childhood in South Africa and a Life in Israel.Jonathan Kaplan
Jonathan Kaplan studied medicine in Cape Town before coming to the United Kingdom and USA to acquire specialist surgical qualifications. After ten years of clinical experience and research work he left the secure career of hospital surgery to travel as a doctor, journalist and documentary film maker. His first book The Dressing Station won both the Alan Paton Award and the South African Booksellers Choice Award. His new book Contact Wounds has just been published.Jeff Barak
Jeff Barak is Managing Editor of the Jewish Chronicle.