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Frederic Raphael

Frederic Raphael is the author of 20 novels and several essay and story collections. His best-known novel, The Glittering Prizes, was made into a television series which won him the Royal Television Society Award for Writer of the Year. He also received an Oscar for his screenplay for the 1965 film Darling.

Fame and Fortune
Born in Chicago, Frederic Raphael moved to England as a boy and his father advised him to grow up to be ‘an English gentleman’ rather than ‘an American Jew’. His first glittering prize was winning a scholarship to Cambridge, followed by an Oscar and general recognition for his witty scripts for television and the silver screen. Writing was always his way to right the wrongs he had suffered. He is loved for his fast paced novels and sparkling humour. He spoke to Bryan C...
Anti-Semitism
In his powerful new polemic, Anti-Semitism, renowned novelist and screenwriter Frederic Raphael considers why intense hostility has been directed so relentlessly towards Jews for more than two millennia. Frederic Raphael is joined by David Pryce-Jones in a penetrating analysis of this crucial perennial question.

 

Going Up

Frederic Raphael talks with Baroness Joan Bakewell about his memoir, Going Up, a dazzling piece of virtuoso prose writing that is fabulously indiscreet but also deeply moving, laced throughout with wit and erudition. Raphael describes experiences that were later absorbed in his memorable novels and screenplays. He also discusses his latest novel, Private Views.