Events 2014

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Irving Finkel The Ark before Noah

03/03/2014 - 12:00 pm

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A man walked into the British Museum one day in 2008 and handed Irving Finkel a palm-sized piece of clay carrying instructions for building the ark. Dating f...
Gary Shteyngart Little Failure

02/03/2014 - 8:00 pm

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Little Failure Ð the alarming pet-name given to the young Gary Shteyngart by his father when growing up in pre-Glasnost Russia Ð is a remarkable immigrant ...
Film Double-Bill: Lea Goldberg and Yona Wallach

02/03/2014 - 6:30 pm

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Israeli filmmaker Yair Qedar comes to Jewish Book Week for the UK premiere of two documentaries, The Five Houses of Lea Goldberg (2011) and The Seven Tapes (...
Douglas Hurd and Edward Young on Disraeli

02/03/2014 - 6:30 pm

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In Disraeli or, The Two Lives former foreign secretary...
Andrew Hussey The French Intifada

02/03/2014 - 6:30 pm

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Beyond the affluent centre of Paris a guerrilla war is ablaze between the secular French state and the former subjects of its Muslim North African colonies. ...
Gideon Lewis-Kraus A Sense of Direction

02/03/2014 - 5:00 pm

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“If David Foster Wallace had written Eat, Pray, Love it might have come close to approximating the adventures of Gideon Lewis-Kraus”,...
Clive Sinclair Death and Texas

02/03/2014 - 5:00 pm

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The stories in Clive Sinclair’s fourth collection range from ...
Claudia Roden The Food of Italy

02/03/2014 - 5:00 pm

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Tuscany has never been closer to King’s Cross. Claudia Roden, a sell-out speaker at the festival with ...
Jane Rogoyska Gerda Taro and photojournalism

02/03/2014 - 5:00 pm

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Pioneering photographer Gerda Taro died in combat in the Spanish Civil war, aged 26. She did not live to see her partner Robert Capa become the world’s mos...
Claudia Roth Pierpont Roth Unbound

02/03/2014 - 3:30 pm

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Philip Roth has produced some of the greatest literature of the 20th century, yet there has been no major critical work about him to date. Now, for the first...
Mark Dapin Spirit House

02/03/2014 - 2:00 pm

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David is 13 and confused. His mum has gone off with her lover and sent David to his grandparents to give her new relationshp some “space”. David’s ...
Gianni Picco and Gabrielle Rifkind The Fog of Peace

02/03/2014 - 2:00 pm

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Peacemaking challenges every fundamental idea that we hold. Why should we talk to the enemy? What happens if people are nasty and brutish and we want to reta...
Adam Foulds and Sheila Heti Multiples

02/03/2014 - 2:00 pm

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Two young novelists discuss an extraordinary literary relay game in which dozens of writers have a go at translation, the thread of a story passing from cult...
Jews and Music under Nazi rule

02/03/2014 - 12:30 pm

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Michael Haas’s Forbidden Music looks at t...
The Talmud The book that shaped Judaism

02/03/2014 - 11:00 am

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The Talmud is a repository of centuries of rabbinic wisdom on law, legend and life, with a dialectic structure setting it apart from virtually any other text...