Events 2008

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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On Turning Risk Into Opportunity

Contributor(s): Sir Ronald Cohen | John Kampfner

02/03/2008 - 11:45 am

In his fascinating book, The Second Bounce of the Ball, Ronald Cohen argues that the entrepreneur’s challenge is to take advantage of situations of uncertaint... read more

Josh and Judy’s Speed Read

Contributor(s): Judy Batalion | Josh Cohen

02/03/2008 - 11:45 am

Looking for adventure, romance, political satire? Worried about what’s left on the shelf? We helped participants find a book they will treasure for years to c... read more

Writing Workshop

Contributor(s): Amy Bloom

02/03/2008 - 11:45 am

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and lightning bug–Mark Twain This workshop was about g... read more


Contributor(s): Ricki Rosen

02/03/2008 - 11:30 am

What does it mean to travel from a rural Ethiopian village to the heart of urban Israel?; To leap between two worlds so far apart that one would expect it would... read more

The Joe Craig Show

Contributor(s): Joe Craig

02/03/2008 - 11:30 am

Packed houses at festivals, bookshops and schools across the world have experienced ‘The Joe Craig Show’. His tall tales, improvised stories, and surprising... read more

In Search of Happiness

Contributor(s): Amy Bloom | Sarah Dunant

02/03/2008 - 11:15 am

Panoramic in scope, Away is the epic and intimate story of young Lillian Leyb, a dangerous innocent and an accidental heroine. When her family is destroyed in a... read more


Contributor(s): Sayed Kashua | Matt Beynon Rees

02/03/2008 - 11:15 am

Dancing Arabs, Sayed Kashua’s first novel, has been praised around the world for its uniquely human portrayal of a bright young Arab educated in an Israeli sc... read more

The Interpretation of History

Contributor(s): Jonathan Rabb | Jed Rubenfeld | Marcel Berlins

02/03/2008 - 11:15 am

In 1909, Freud visited America for the first and only time. In spite of a very successful reception, he seemed to have developed a severe antipathy for the USA.... read more

A Glimpse of Malamud

Contributor(s): Philip Davis | Janet Suzman

02/03/2008 - 11:15 am

This is the classic story of a Brooklyn Jewish boy, the child of immigrants, who turned himself into one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Phili... read more

A Brief History of Children’s Diaries

Contributor(s): Jacqueline Wilson

02/03/2008 - 11:00 am

Jacqueline Wilson peoples her stories with teens and pre-teens who struggle with hopelessly imperfect lives; beloved and believable characters. Jacqueline gave ... read more

The Shel Silverstein Session of Silliness

Contributor(s): Ilana Bendel | Jonny Berliner | Jen Charlton | Daniel Hart

02/03/2008 - 11:00 am

The all-singing, dancing and storytelling JCC Tribute Troupe brought to life the work of Shel Silverstein. Join Ilana Bendel, Jonny Berliner, Jen Charlton and D... read more

Poles and Jews: Troubled Neighbours?

Contributor(s): Dorota Glowacka | Joanna Zylinska | Anne Karpf

02/03/2008 - 10:45 am

Is reconciliation between Poles and Jews possible? Revisiting both the brutal Jedwabne pogrom of 1941 and stories of peaceful neighbourly coexistence, this ques... read more

In Praise of Diasporas

Contributor(s): Simon McBurney | Adam Thirlwell | Rachel Lasserson

02/03/2008 - 10:45 am

The history of Jewish novelists has been a history of emigration: of exile and translation. From Kafka to Italo Svevo, from Isaac Bashevis Singer to Saul Bellow... read more

The Last Resistance

Contributor(s): Jacqueline Rose | Antony Lerman

02/03/2008 - 10:45 am

‘Language as much as deeds laid down the lines of a political tragedy’ In her latest book, The Last Resistance, Jacqueline Rose explores the power of writin... read more

Mad, Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors

Contributor(s): Lisa Appignanesi | Susie Orbach

02/03/2008 - 10:30 am

In Mad, Bad and Sad, cultural historian and novelist Lisa Appignanesi took us on a journey through extreme states of mind and explored how a rising profession o... read more

The JC Evening: The Last Word: Reporting the Middle East

Contributor(s): David Landau | Alan Rusbridger | Alex Brummer

02/03/2008 - 10:15 am

The evening opened with the award ceremony for the Chaim Bermant Prize. “I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more imm... read more