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Events 2007

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How to Write Children’s Books

02/03/2007 - 11:15 am

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The prolific and much loved children’s writer and founder of Barn Owl Books, Ann Jungman explained how to write captivating stories and get published.


The Dream of the Poem

02/03/2007 - 11:00 am

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Peter Cole presents his anthology, The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492, arguably the most powerful body of Jewish ...
How to Write a Good Crime Novel

02/03/2007 - 11:00 am

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Sophie Hannah, the author of the gripping psychological suspense novel, Little Face, shared some secrets of the trade. Sophie Hannah is a bestselling p...
Bookniks: Is Humour Good for the Jews?

01/03/2007 - 1:15 pm

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We brought you some of the hottest Jewish talent on the comedy circuit for what was an hour of laughs, discussion and kvetching. Jonny Geller asked whether h...
Bookniks: Postcards From the Unholy Land

01/03/2007 - 12:15 pm

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Viewed from the outside, Israel sometimes appears to be a maelstrom of violence, insecurity and religious-secular conflict. But Israel is also a hub of creat...
Reading Group: Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy

01/03/2007 - 12:00 pm

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We looked at a great classic: Reuben Sachs, written in 1888: ‘This is a novel about women, and Jewish women, about families, and Jewish famili...
Meet the Author: Olivia Lichtenstein

01/03/2007 - 11:45 am

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Olivia Lichtenstein read and discussed Mrs Zhivago of Queen’s Park, her sharp, funny and deliciously entertaining first novel about how to sur...
Documentary Film: Saul Bellow’s Gift

01/03/2007 - 11:45 am

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Martin Amis in conversation with author Saul Bellow. They spoke about his background and life in America, his work and the influences on it. Interweaving the...
The Bookniks Session

01/03/2007 - 11:30 am

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It was a cabaret fusion of music, visuals and a selection of live literary performances from some of JBWs most exciting talent including Idit Eshel, Etgar Ke...
Take Off Your Party Dress

28/02/2007 - 3:15 pm

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“If I have to read one more headline,” Dina Rabinovitch writes to a friend, “announcing that the cure for cancer is only years away, I may just scream ...
Meet the Author: Jonathan Wilson

28/02/2007 - 12:30 pm

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A Palestine Affair In British-occupied Palestine after WW1, a beleaguered London painter and his American wife witness the murder of...
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: A Tour of the Jewish Horizon

28/02/2007 - 12:25 pm

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Antisemitic attacks are on the rise, the Iranian president calls for the eradication of Israel and the war in Lebanon split the diaspora. But Jewish culture ...
Passions: Jews On and Off the Record

28/02/2007 - 12:15 pm

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The role of Jews in creating the popular music industry has been widely documented. Less known is the part played by a handful of Jews in the making of class...
Great Writers of the 20th Century: Abraham Joshua Heschel

28/02/2007 - 12:00 pm

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Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was perhaps the most significant Jewish theologian of the 20th century. His daughter, Susannah Heschel explored the legacy...
Meet the Author: Rohan Kriwaczek

27/02/2007 - 4:45 pm

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The violinist, clarinettist, bagpipe player and self-appointed Acting President of the Guild of Funerary Violinists presented his groundbreaking book An Inco...