Jewish Book Week 2023 Saturday 25 February - Sunday 05 March | Tickets now on sale

Shalom Auslander & Howard Jacobson

Shalom Auslander, Howard Jacobson

Chair: Francine Stock

25/02/2023 7:15 pm
Kings Place, Hall 1

Ticket Price : £20.00

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Mothers loom large in Jewish culture and literature in general. They feature in the titles – and contents – of the latest books by two of the most acclaimed authors around; Shalom Auslander’s novel Mother for Dinner and Howard Jacobson’s memoir Mother’s Boy.

Now as the opening event of the 72nd annual Jewish Book Week, these two much-loved, extremely funny, Wingate-winning writers join broadcaster Francine Stock to discuss their careers to date, identity and, of course, Jewish Mothers.

In Association with Jewish Renaissance.

Click here to buy a copy of Mother for Dinner by Shalom Auslander and here to buy a copy of Mother’s Boy by Howard Jacobson

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Shalom Auslander


Shalom Auslander is the internationally-acclaimed novelist and memoirist of such books as Foreskin's Lament, Mother For Dinner and Hope: A Tragedy, which critics on both sides of the Atlantic have named the funniest book of the decade. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire and many others. He lives, sadly, in Los Angeles.

Howard Jacobson


Howard Jacobson is a multi-award-winning writer of 13 novels and five works of non-fiction, as well as a regular contributor to major newspapers and journals, including a regular column for The Independent. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question.

Francine Stock


Francine Stock is a broadcaster, critic and writer who has fronted a range of arts and current affairs programmes for BBC Television and Radio including Newsnight, Front Row and - for seventeen years - The Film Programme. Her published work includes novels, short stories, film criticism and a social history of cinema, In Glorious Technicolor.

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