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Events 2006

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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The Orientalist: Tom Reiss

Contributor(s): Tom Reiss | David Winner

05/03/2006 - 4:45 pm

In The Orientalist, Tom Reiss tells the remarkable tale of Kurban Said, aka Lev Nussimbaum, a Jew with a passion for the Arab world and bestselling author of ... read more

Morris Gleitzman

Contributor(s): Morris Gleitzman

05/03/2006 - 4:30 pm

Once there was a boy his parents tried to protect. Once he escaped to find them. Once story telling helped him survive. Morris Gleitzman told the wonderful s... read more

Hitler’s Canary: Sandi Toksvig

Contributor(s): Sandi Toksvig

05/03/2006 - 4:30 pm

The wonderfully witty writer and broadcaster, born in Copenhagen, told the story of her novel inspired by the true acts of courage of the Danish population unit... read more

My Mother was a Bag Lady: Josiane Behmoiras

Contributor(s): Josiane Behmoiras | Matthew Reisz

05/03/2006 - 4:15 pm

Dora B and her eight year old daughter were expelled for vagrancy from France to Israel. Convinced that she was the victim of a conspiracy, Dora gradually lost ... read more

The Truth, Nothing but the Truth

Contributor(s): Laurel Leff | Arthur Neslen | Jon Silverman

05/03/2006 - 4:15 pm

In Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper, Laurel Leff examined the many decisions that were made along the chain-of-comma... read more

Horrid Henry: Francesca Simon

Contributor(s): Francesca Simon

05/03/2006 - 4:00 pm

Horrid Henry is definitely not mending his ways! Find out more about his naughty adventures. read more

The Barrier: Isabel Kershner

Contributor(s): Isabel Kershner

05/03/2006 - 4:00 pm

Isabel Kershner presented a riveting exploration of the impact of Israel’s controversial security barrier. She offered rich and insightful portraits of the pe... read more

Finding My Own Voice

Contributor(s): Judith Rotem | Risa Domb

05/03/2006 - 4:00 pm

Judith Rotem’s journey took her from an Orthodox Hungarian lifestyle, through a concentration camp as a baby, to life on an Israeli moshav and later in the re... read more

Taking (Up) the Tablets: Simon Baron-Cohen, Michael Bywater, Giles Coren, Anne Karpf and Piers Paul Read

Contributor(s): Michael Bywater | Giles Coren | Anne Karpf | Piers Paul Read | Professor Simon Baron-Cohen | Helena Kennedy

05/03/2006 - 10:30 am

They are shared by all the religions of the Book but how resonant are the Ten Commandments in our lives today? Even such apparently obvious ones like thou shal... read more

Saturday Night Double Bill

Contributor(s): Sam Bourne | Jay Rayner | Jonathan Freedland | Hirsh Goodman | Jonathan Kaplan | Jeff Barak

04/03/2006 - 5:00 pm

SESSION ONE : Suspense Jonathan Freedland presented Sam Bourne, the author of an exciting thriller set in the New York Jewish community. Moderated by award-winn... read more

Secrets and Lies

Contributor(s): Carmen Callil | Julian Jackson

04/03/2006 - 3:45 pm

In the 1960s Carmen Callil visited the psychiatrist Anne Darquier and they forged a close bond, tragically broken when Anne committed suicide. Years later, Carm... read more

Tea Time Stories: ‘A Birthday in London’

Contributor(s): Juliet Prague

03/03/2006 - 11:30 am

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ‘A Bithday in London’ A group of elderly German-Jewish refugees celebrate the birthday of one of their members while they talk ... read more

Elaine Feinstein and Amir Or

Contributor(s): Elaine Feinstein | Amir Or | Fiona Sampson

03/03/2006 - 10:15 am

Poet and translator Fiona Sampson chaired this session which took us into the worlds of two very special poets. Amir Or combines the mysteries of the spirit wit... read more

Poetry Translation Workshop

Contributor(s): Elaine Feinstein | Amir Or | Daniel Weissbort

03/03/2006 - 10:15 am

Poets and translators Elaine Feinstein, Amir Or and Daniel Weissbort led poetry translation workshops from Hebrew, Russian and French. People came and discovere... read more

Delicious Travels

Contributor(s): Claudia Roden

02/03/2006 - 11:00 am

The multi-talented author spoke about her return to the countries of Turkey, Lebanon and Morocco in search of old and new recipes, and to find out how cooking h... read more

Matches: Ryan Craig & Alan Kaufman

Contributor(s): Ryan Craig | Alan Kaufman | Kirsty Lang

02/03/2006 - 10:45 am

Matches is the Israel Defence Force codename for a soldier: someone who strikes, burns and dies. Alan Kaufman, has written a moving novel based on his experienc... read more