Ed Kritzler

Ed Kritzler is a historian and former reporter for USA Today. He lives in Jamaica and is the author of Jewish Pirates of the Caribbeans.
True Tales?
For the first time, JBW commissioned new work; storytelling with a common theme. We entitled this evening ‘True Tales?’ and selected some of our favourite writers who presented works of either truth or fiction. The tales were themed ‘Imprints of Home and Exile’. Throught the evening the writers offered suggestions of what remains when we leave home; which aspects of home leave us and which do we carry with us? Then they turned to the audience to vote on whether the story they j...
History Revisioned: Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean
The author/historian on pioneer Jews in the New World will argue that a tipping point in the readmission of Jews to Great Britain was a heretofore unreported role of Jewish merchants in the conquest of Jamaica in 1655. “Pirate rabbis? Warrior Jews? Sephardic seafarers escaping the fires of Inquisition in quest of gold and freedom in the New World? If, like mine, your knowledge of Europe’s fabled Age of Discovery hasn’t featured these colorful and, as Edward Kritzler&#...