Naomi Gryn

Naomi Gryn is a writer and filmmaker. She co-authored and edited Chasing Shadows for Viking/Penguin (2000) and Three Minutes of Hope: Hugo Gryn on the God Slot for Continuum Books (2010). www.naomigryn.com.
A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs
Author of A Fine Romance, cultural critic David Lehman, joined us at JBW 2010. He delved into the American songbook—the compendium of music written from the 1920s to the 1960s that includes Broadway hits, Hollywood musicals and Tin Pan Alley tunes -largely written by Jews. Revealing the less than subtle Jewish subtext in shows such as Guys and Dolls, the cantorial melodies underpinning Gershwin’s tunes and even the removal of religion in songs such as White Christmas and Easter Par...
William Sutcliffe The Wall
Inspired by a visit to Palestine The Wall is a story of a unnamed divided city, where a boy strays on to the wrong side of the wall to find his life changed forever. Modelling the story on George Orwell’s Animal Farm and playing with both mundane and fantasy worlds, William Sutcliffe has written a political fable that powerfully evokes life on the West Bank. The Wall is an enthralling and controversial story about the devastating effect of occupation and segregation on ordinary ...