Events 2006

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The Orientalist: Tom Reiss

05/03/2006 -

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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...
Reading Group: Imre Kertesz

05/02/2006 -

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Fatelessness, the title of Imre Kertesz’s novel, refers to what he calls “the dreary trap of linearity”. Having to accept one event after the ...
Morris Gleitzman

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Once there was a boy his parents tried to protect. Once he escaped to find them. Once story telling helped him su...
Horrid Henry: Francesca Simon

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


Hitler’s Canary: Sandi Toksvig

05/03/2006 -

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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 u...
The Barrier: Isabel Kershner

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Isabel Kershner presented a riveting exploration of the impact of Israel’s controversial security barrier. She offered rich and insightful portraits of the...
The Art of the Graphic Novel: Marion Baraitser, Steve Marchant & Corinne Pearlman

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At the intersection of literature and art, the blending of high satire and low caricature, the graphic novel is an elusive genre. Propelled to new heights by...
Imre Kertesz in conversation with Evi Blaikie

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“Nothing has happened since Auschwitz that could reverse or refute Auschwitz. In my writingsthe Holocaust could never be present in the past t...
My Mother was a Bag Lady: Josiane Behmoiras

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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 lo...