Events 2015

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Judy Blume: In the Unlikely Event

12/07/2015 -

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Jewish Book Week was delighted to present the wonderful Judy Blume in a special event. Judy Blume spoke about her life in books and her brand new adul...
The New Yorker

01/03/2015 - 8:00 pm

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New York symbolises the sweeping cultural changes of the 20th century and The New Yorker, first published in 1925, initiated many of these changes....
The Art of the Graphic Novel

01/03/2015 - 2:00 pm

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Join leading Israeli graphic novelists Rutu Modan (The Property and Exit Wounds) and Yirmi Pinkus (Petty Business and Professor Fabrikant’s Historical Caba...
Assaf Gavron: The Hilltop

01/03/2015 - 2:00 pm

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Rich with humour and insight, hailed as “The Great Israeli Novel” (Time Out, Tel Aviv) Assaf Gavron’s prize-winning The Hilltop is a monumental and dar...
AB Yehoshua: Lunchtime Lecture

01/03/2015 - 12:30 pm

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AB Yehoshua, one of Israel’s foremost writers and public intellectuals, considers how Jewish culture is now reflected through the prism of contemporary Isr...
Göran Rosenberg and Sigrid Rausing: A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz

01/03/2015 - 12:30 pm

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Göran Rosenberg is in conversation with Granta’s Sigrid Rausing about his heart-stopping memoir of his father, A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz. Th...
Jeremy Josse on Financial Paradoxes

01/03/2015 - 12:30 pm

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Contrary to its dull image, the financial world is actually full of strange and wonderful conundrums. In Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades, Jeremy Josse,...
Roger Cohen: The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family

01/03/2015 - 11:00 am

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New York Times columnist Roger Cohen’s memoir is an intimate and moving Jewish family history of displacement, prejudice, hope,...
Natalie Haynes: Stand Up for the Classics Natalie Haynes

01/03/2015 - 11:00 am

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Fêted comedian, broadcaster and writer Natalie Haynes takes you on a whistle-stop tour of Ancient Greece and Rome. If you’ve ever wondere...
Life on and off the Stage

28/02/2015 - 8:30 pm

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Jewish Book Week and the Jewish Music Institute together present a father-daughter conversation between theatre impresario Stephen Waley-Cohen...
Roger Cohen, Michael Ignatieff and Simon Schama on Israel’s Future

28/02/2015 - 8:30 pm

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Last summer’s war between Israel and Hamas sharpened perceptions of the long-standing Israel-Palestine conflict. With an ever-more uncertain future ahead, ...
The King of Ivy League

28/02/2015 - 8:00 pm

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John Simons was one of the leading menswear designers in 1960s London, introducing the Ivy League look to young, fashion-obsessed Mods. A ne...
The Betrayers

28/02/2015 - 7:00 pm

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Fresh from winning the National Jewish Book Award for his latest novel The Betrayers, Canadian author and filmmaker David Bezmozgis...
Boris Bennett: East End Weddings

27/02/2015 - 1:00 pm

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Boris Bennett chronicled the major life events of Jewish East End families for over 25 years. His iconic photographs of East End weddings have been collated ...
Rachel Holmes on Eleanor Marx: A Life

26/02/2015 - 8:30 pm

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Rachel Holmes talks to Rachel Cooke about her critically acclaimed biography of Eleanor Marx. Marx’s favourite daughter w...