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Samantha Ellis

Samantha Ellis’s reading memoir, How to be a Heroine, is published by Vintage. Her plays include Cling to Me Like Ivy(published by Nick Hern Books, and produced at the Birmingham Rep and on tour) and Operation Magic Carpet (Polka Theatre). Her book about Anne Brontë will be published by Chatto & Windus.

Bookniks Salon

A literary salon with a twist (or two). We discovered hidden Yiddish London, heard from the frontline of the ‘Sheitl-gate’ scandal and found out what happened to the woman who thought too much.

It featured live music inspired by the Spanish civil-war, spoken-word performances, spontaneous poetry-toorder, an interactive sculpture and even a free glass of wine.

JQ Wingate Prize
Find out who is in the running to win 2016’s prestigious JQ Wingate Prize as this year’s judges, Tahmima Anam, Samantha Ellis, Hugo Rifkind and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, discuss the shortlist with JQ editor Nicola Christie. Past winners include Amos Oz, David Grossman, Zadie Smith, Imre Kertész, Oliver Sacks, WG Sebald and Shalom Auslander. The 2016 long-listed books are: Th...
The Best Place On Earth

Ayelet Tsabari discusses her internationally acclaimed fiction, The Best Place on Earth, which is peopled with characters at the crossroads of nationalities, religions and communities, with writer and playwright Samantha Ellis.

Sponsored by the USA Jewish Book Council.