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Events 2017

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Fiction of Guilt and Identity

05/03/2017 - 8:00 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras

John Steinberg’s Blue Skies Over Berlin is a moving and thought-provoking book about guilt and identity, featuring a young German woman who moves to London...
The Friendship of Joyce and Svevo

05/03/2017 - 6:30 pm

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James Joyce and Italo Svevo met in Trieste in 1907 when Joyce was Svevo’s English teacher at the Berlitz School. Their friendship endured the political and...
Burn Mark: A Photographic Memoir of the Six Day War

05/03/2017 - 6:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

This extraordinary work, assembled in 1968 by Avner Offer – Oxford Professor of Economic History and a former soldier in the Six-Day War – is now publish...
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05/03/2017 - 6:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

Giles Fraser, priest, columnist, broadcaster and educator talks to Richard Harries about his upbringing as the child of a Christian-born mother and Jewish-bo...
The Left’s Jewish Problem

05/03/2017 - 5:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

In his thought-provoking new work, The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Anti-Semitism, Dave Rich offers a judicious analysis of the Left’...
Have I Got A Story For You…

05/03/2017 - 5:00 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras

The renowned émigré newspaper, The Forward, was founded in New York at the end of the 19th century. Liana Finck’s A Bintel Brief is written in an illustr...
Voices from Pinterland

05/03/2017 - 5:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

An exhilarating event featuring 17 early works by Harold Pinter, comprising his essays, sketches and radio plays, displaying the variety and wit of Pinter’...
Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story

05/03/2017 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

In an astute and moving exposé of war’s futility – part memoir, part reportage – award-winning writer and journalist Matti Friedman, in conversation w...
The Curse of Cash

05/03/2017 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

One of the world’s leading economists, Harvard Professor and chess grandmaster, Kenneth Rogoff, makes a persuasive case for ridding the world of high value...
Midrash Unbound: Transformations and Innovations

05/03/2017 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras

Professors Joanna Weinberg and Philip Alexander with Dr Theodor Dunkelgrün discourse on the Midrash. Covering a broad range of texts, from late antiquity to...
Dora’s Story

05/03/2017 - 2:00 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras

Dora’s Story is a tale of triumph over every possible adversity – a story of terror and hunger and persistence. Dora Reisser, who made her way from Sofia...
Feisty Fictions

05/03/2017 - 2:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Linda’s Grant’s sparkling new novel, The Dark Circle, is set in 1950, two years into the NHS, revolving around a TB sanatorium in the Kent countryside, w...
A Forger’s Life

05/03/2017 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras

This is the gripping true story of Adolfo Kaminsky who, narrowly escaping deportation to Auschwitz, was recruited as a teenager to join the Jewish undergroun...
Russian America and American Russia

05/03/2017 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Boris Fishman and Sana Krasikov, originally from the former USSR, are two of America’s finest writers of fiction. Boris Fishman, author of the critically a...
Lady Antonia Fraser: A little-known chapter in her life with Harold Pinter

05/03/2017 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

In May 1978, the award-winning biographer Lady Antonia Fraser and celebrated playwright Harold Pinter boarded a flight destined for Tel Aviv. Antonia Fraser...