Josh Glancy is special correspondent for The Sunday Times, reporting for the paper from across Britain and Europe. Prior to this he was the paper's Washington bureau chief and spent five years reporting from across most of America, but never Alaska or the Dakotas. He's also a columnist for The Sunday Times and The Jewish Chronicle.
Melnitz: a Sweeping Swiss Family Saga
Charles Lewinsky’s portrait of Swiss Jewish life in his ambitious and panoramic novel Melnitz bears an astonishing resemblance to British provincial Jewish life in all its glory, saturated with familiar Yiddish idioms. Sharing Arnold Bennett’s sharp humour and acuity, Melnitz reads like a Swiss Five Towns. Charles Lewinsky will be discussing his engrossing novel with journalist Josh Glancy.
This is London
In This is London: Life and Death in the World City, Ben Judah takes the lid off a new London, where over one-third of its population are immigrants, immersing himself in their sometimes hidden worlds. From the richest to the poorest, he takes us on a tour of this ever-changing city, also asking where do Jews now fit in? With Sunday Times feature writer Josh Glancy.
This event will feature a live speech-to-text service provided by St...
Waking Lions and Chains of Sand
Rapidly following her acclaimed debut One Night Markowitz, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s second novel, Waking Lions, is a gripping, suspenseful and morally devastating drama that looks at the darkness inside all of us. Jemma Wayne, whose debut novel, After, Before, was longlisted for the distinguished Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, joins Ayelet Gundar-Goshen and Josh Glancy to talk about her forthcoming...
Joshua Cohen: The Netanyahus
A rare UK event for the man The Washington Post called “maybe America’s greatest living writer”. His previous novels Witz, Book of Numbers and Moving Kings were named books of the year by NPR, New York Magazine and the Village Voice, while his short story and essay collections Four New Messages and Attention received the same honours from the New Yorker and Wired.
His latest The Netanyahus i...
Ruth Wisse: Free as a Jew
“Ruth Wisse’s intellectual autobiography is a lasting work of profound moral force and scathing political discernment.” High praise from Cynthia Ozick for Free as a Jew: A Personal Memoir of National Self-Liberation. Harvard Professor Emerita Ruth Wisse escaped the Nazis as a child and devoted her life as a female Jewish refugee to pioneering women’s equality in the academy and amplifying the literary voice of her decimated people. In her controversial new memoir she...
JBW 2022 Digipass
Jewish Book Week Digi-Pass gives access to all eight KPlayer (online streaming) events for £39.50.
Mourning & Evening – Monday 28 February 1pm GMT
From burials to sitting shiva, join the authors of two intriguing new books on how Jewish communities mark death. Nessa Rapoport, author of Preparing for Sabbath and A Women’s Book of Grieving, returns with Evening: A Novel, with a Jewish family mourning the death of one of two sisters. ...