Jane Shilling

Jane Shilling is a journalist and author of a 2011 memoir The Stranger in the Mirror.
Jewish Book Week through the year: Rebecca Solnit
In a one-off Jewish Book Week event with Kings Place during the year, we helped American public intellectual Rebecca Solnit launch a new book, The Faraway Nearby. The book opens with the puzzle of what to do with a massive load of apricots, 100lbs of ripening fruit filling her bedroom floor. It moves into a meditation on empathy, loss and inheritance, taking in a trip to Iceland, Che Guevara and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein along the way. “This book is about storytel...