Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg is an award winning writer and broadcaster. He is the editor of The South Bank Show and presenter of the BBC’s acclaimed discussion programme, In Our Time.
The Roots of Writing: Bernard Kops, Emanuel Litvinoff, Harold Pinter & Arnold Wesker
The first session of Jewish Book Week 2003 presented an unforgettable celebration of the wealth of writing to come out of the East End and Hackney in the middle decades of the 20th century. Bernard Kops, Emanuel Litvinoff, Harold Pinter and Arnold Wesker, four of Britain’s most distinguished writers, discussed with Melvyn Bragg the influence on their writing of an area that in recent years has been much mythologised and romanticised. This session was a unique opportunity to hear these w...
Love Without End: A Story of Heloise and Abelard
Acclaimed writer and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg presents a moving and poignant tale of one of history’s greatest love stories. Paris, 1117: Heloise, a young and celebrated scholar, is stunned when the radical philosopher, Peter Abelard, agrees to be her tutor. They embark on a passionate, dangerous love affair with horrific consequences, sending shockwaves through 12th-century Paris. Nine centuries later, Arthur, an English academic, in Paris to recreate their story in a novel, finds his ...
Howard Jacobson Talks With Melvyn Bragg
In Memory of Dr David Cohen CBE As Jewish Book Week celebrates its 70th anniversary one of the festival’s favourite speakers marks a milestone of his own as he turns 80 this summer. In Mother’s Boy, Howard Jacobson explores belonging and not-belonging, being an insider and an outsider, both English and Jewish. Full of his trademark humour, this much-anticipated memoir also reveals how the Booker-winner became a writer. He will  discuss his childhood and caree...
JBW 2022 Digipass
Jewish Book Week Digi-Pass gives access to all eight KPlayer (online streaming) events for £39.50. Including: 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. ...
David Grossman & Melvyn Bragg
Bestselling and award-laden author David Grossman joins us live online from Israel to discuss his writing and latest novel More Than I Love My Life with broadcaster and author Melvyn Bragg. His follow-up to International Booker Prize winner A Horse Walks Into A Bar, it focuses on a 90th birthday celebration interrupted by a long-estranged family member. A recipient of France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the...