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Hephzibah Anderson

Hepzhibah Anderson studied English Literature at Cambridge University. She was Fiction Editor of the Daily Mail and reviewer of debut fiction for The Observer. She now works freelance as critic, feature writer and broadcaster. Her first book Chastened: Adventures in Abstinence will be published in June 2009.
Review of the Year

Hephzibah Anderson, Michael Joseph and Anne Sebba, chaired by Gerald Jacobs discussed the highlights and lowlights in Jewish writing since JBW 2002.

Missing Kissinger

Etgar Keret’s short stories are fast paced and precise, hilarious and off-the-wall, they are also dark, sometimes violent, and often intensely poignant. They are, in short, brilliant. He discussed his very special world with journalist Hephzibah Anderson.

Family Affairs
Here, three highly distinctive writers explored dysfunctional families; mining relationships, love and betrayals, secrets and lies. When We Were Bad, Charlotte Mendelson’s novel, tells the story of a high profile woman rabbi’s family in total disarray. In Rutu Modan’s beautifully drawn graphic novel, Exit Wounds, the search for a man feared dead in a terrorist attack reveals someone neither his son nor his lover knew. Blake Morrison wrote two moving memoirs uncovering the liv...
Masters of Irony

Alessandro Piperno’s books have been described as post-Primo Levi literature. His novel,The Worst Intentions, is an irreverent description of 3 generations of a rich Jewish family from Turin.

With his Don Juan de la Mancha -a vivid portrait of the post-’68 generation -Robert Menasse, one of the leading voices in Austrian literature, is more entertaining and facetious than ever.

Both share the same ironic outlook on life, sex and families.