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Events 2010

Jewish Book Week holds recordings of nearly 1000 of our past events. You can click on the boxes below to browse by festival year, or type in the fields to search for a speaker, event title or topic.

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Little Bookniks – the Interactive Literary Lounge


07/03/2011 - 4:00 pm

JCC presented a fair for the little literati, Little Bookniks, at Jewish Book Week 2010. Little ones had the chance to step inside their imagination and be insp... read more

Chez Elles

Contributor(s): Agnès Desarthe | Claudia Roden

15/04/2010 - 4:15 pm

The award-winning author of Five Photos of My Wife and Chez Moi spoke to Claudia Roden about her passions for writing and cooking and how they complement each o... read more

Torah Queeries Workshop: Reading the Bible Through a “Bent Lens”

Contributor(s): David Shneer

07/03/2010 - 4:00 pm

Following on the ancient tradition of interpreting the Torah portion by portion, Torah Queeries brought together some of the world’s leading rabbis, scholars,... read more

Lookit Cookit

Contributor(s): Judy Jackson

07/03/2010 - 3:45 pm

Remember being told: ‘Don’t play with your food’ ? This is the opposite, a cookbook for kids filled with recipes they can actually make, and y... read more

The Ultimate Book Guides

Contributor(s): Anne Fine | Daniel Hahn | Meg Rosoff | Susan Reuben

07/03/2010 - 3:45 pm

The editors of The Ultimate Book Guide joined us at JBW 2010 as well as not one, but two much loved children’s writers, former Children’s Laureate, Anne... read more

Shmendrick and the Croc

Contributor(s): Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg | Barbara Jackson

07/03/2010 - 3:30 pm

Shmendrick and his friend the Croc travel through the Jewish year, sharing in its joy, searching for its meaning and having small adventures along the way. They... read more

The Human Condition

Contributor(s): Amy Bloom | Lionel Shriver

07/03/2010 - 3:30 pm

We were delighted to launch two great works of fiction: Amy Bloom’s Where the God of Love Hangs Out and So Much for That, by the author of We Need to Talk Abo... read more

Marriage, Motherhood and Murder

Contributor(s): Patricia Skinner | Henrietta Leyser

07/03/2010 - 3:30 pm

Licoricia of Winchester was a prominent Jewish business woman close to Henry III whose rise to fortune makes for a fascinating read. Why was she brutally murder... read more

Reflections on the Bibilical Unconscious

Contributor(s): Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

07/03/2010 - 3:15 pm

The great Torah scholar and philosopher underpins literary analysis with classical Freudian concepts to offer us an increased understanding of the motivations o... read more

Queer Jewish Culture

Contributor(s): Michele Aaron | David Shneer | Nathan Abrams

07/03/2010 - 3:00 pm

Intersections and overlap between Queer and Jewish cultures were prominent within classic Yiddish films and writing and have resurfaced ever since. The synthesi... read more

Anne Fine

Contributor(s): Anne Fine

07/03/2010 - 2:45 pm

Anne Fine is one of our most prestigious authors, translated into thirty five languages. In this family session, Anne answered the questions she is asked most f... read more

The Stuff of Legend

Contributor(s): Inbali Iserles | Justin Somper | Julia Eccleshare

07/03/2010 - 2:45 pm

Award-winning writers Inbali Iserles and Justin Somper joined us to talk about their worlds of adventure beyond the familiar time and spaces. Somper spoke about... read more

Memory and Revival

Contributor(s): Janusz Makuch | Jonathan Webber | Kate Craddy

07/03/2010 - 2:45 pm

In Rediscovering Traces of Memory, Jonathan Webber, with the help of Chris Schwarz’ arresting colour photographs of present-day Polish Galicia, has captured t... read more

The Books of Esther

Contributor(s): Shelley Silas | Esther David

07/03/2010 - 2:15 pm

Esther David has been compared both to Isaac Bashevis Singer and Rohinton Mistry. The author of The Book of Esther and Shalom India Housing Society told us wry,... read more

Meet the Cult Author

Contributor(s): Pawel Huelle | Antonia Lloyd-Jones | Maureen Freely

07/03/2010 - 2:15 pm

Pawel Huelle has a cult following both in Poland and internationally. A novelist, playwright and newspaper columnist, he worked for Solidarity, was a university... read more

Time Travelling in Polish Literature

Contributor(s): Henry Goodman | Beverley Klein | Lemez Lovas

07/03/2010 - 2:00 pm

From the urban decadence of Yiddish theatre to the timeless world of the shtetl, Henry Goodman and Beverley Klein gave voice to the prose, poetry and drama of a... read more