Jewish Book Week 2023 Saturday 25 February - Sunday 05 March | Tickets now on sale

Alex Brummer

Alex Brummer is City Editor of the Daily Mail and an award winning financial journalist and foreign correspondent. He has written biographies of Lord Hanson and Lord Weinstock and has recently been working with former World Bank president James Wolfensohn on his autobiography. He is a regular columnist for the Jewish Chronicle and New Statesman.
The JC Evening: The Last Word: Reporting the Middle East
The evening opened with the award ceremony for the Chaim Bermant Prize. “I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.” – Tom Stoppard David Landau is the editor of the avowedly secular and progressive Israeli daily, Haaretz. As an orthodox Jew, Landau was not an obvious choice for the position, but states that the only way of negotiating one’s way through Israel’s impossibly self-divided body pol...
The Lonely Century
Even before social distancing, loneliness was becoming the defining condition of the 21st century. But, argues academic and broadcaster Noreena Hertz, it is also one that we have the power to reverse. In her international bestseller The Lonely Century: A Call to Reconnect, she combines a decade of research with first-hand reporting, taking in smartphone addiction, policies that place self-interest over the collective good and Japanese nursing home resident...