Gabriel Josipovici was born in Nice in 1940 and lived in Egypt from 1945 to 1956. He read English at Oxford and taught at the University of Sussex from 1963 to 1998. He is the author of sixteen novels, four collections of stories, numerous radio and stage plays, and several critical books. His study of the Bible, The Book of God, came out in 1988, and Carcanet will publish his latest novel, Hotel Andromeda, in May 2014.
In Conversation with the Bible
To mark the publication of his latest book of reflections on the Bible, A Rabbi Reads the Torah, and Welcome to the Cavalcade, a Festschrift in honour of his 70th birthday, Jonathan Magonet will discuss with novelist and critic Gabriel Josipovici their shared fascination with the text of the Hebrew Bible, with the craft of interpretation and the art of “writing with Scripture”.