Natasha Lehrer is a literary critic, editor and translator of fiction and non-fiction from French to English. She writes for the TLS, the Guardian, the Nation, and Ha’aretz, among others.
Abba Eban: A Biography
Abba Eban: A Biography is the first examination for almost 40 years of the man whose exceptional skill as a spokesman for Israel in the international arena elicited wide scale admiration. Historian Asaf Siniver, in conversation with journalistNatasha Lehrer, explores the influence and achievements of this South African-born politician and diplomat who served as Israel’s first Ambassador to the UN and Ambassador to the USA in the decade 1949-59,...
A Forger’s Life
This is the gripping true story of Adolfo Kaminsky who, narrowly escaping deportation to Auschwitz, was recruited as a teenager to join the Jewish underground. Becoming the primary forger for the French Resistance in Paris, he worked tirelessly with his network to help create papers that would save an estimated 14,000 men, women and children from certain death. After the war, he continued to work for numerous other clandestine organisations for over 25 years.
Kaminsky has kept his past...
A Street in Berlin: 1904 — 2014
Pascale Hugues embarks on a quest to learn more about the city she lives in, producing a stunning history in the process. Looking at one rather ordinary street — her own — and the people who lived there, she charts its history from 1904, through the dark days under Hitler and the humiliating aftermath of the war, to the arrival of David Bowie and Tangerine Dream, right up to the present day.
Forty is a Fearsome Age
Forty, it has been said, is ‘the age when we become who we are.’ But does it ever feel like everyone — except you — is a proper adult? Do you wonder how real grown-ups get to be so mysteriously capable and wise? When she was turning 40, Pamela Druckerman, author of the bestselling French Children Don’t Throw Food and described by Allison Pearson as ‘the heir to [Nora Ephron’s] impish … spirit and adorable storytelling’, wondered whether her mind would ever catch u...