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David Miliband on Tony Judt, Europe and the Future of the Left

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The late Tony Judt was a towering historian of the 20th century and a fearless commentator on world affairs, including the demise of the Left after the colla...
Austin Ratner: The Jump Artist

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Philippe Halsman was famous for photographing the 20th Century’s greatest names jumping in mid-air – from Dali to Monroe, Hitchcock to Picasso. ...
René Braginsky’s Collection of Esther Scrolls

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This talk provided a rare opportunity to meet the man behind what has been called the world’s most remarkable private collection of Hebrew manuscripts. To ...
Love, Lies and Espionage

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Israeli secret service agents are at the heart of these new thrillers. In Yishai Sarid’s Limassol, an agent under cover poses as a novelist to ensnare the ...
How to Make Love to your Mother-in-Law

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Man Booker Prize-winning author Howard Jacobson returned to the festival to discuss his latest novel, Zoo Times and have a frank and funny discussion about l...
An Almost English Life

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Miriam Gross’s life casts a fascinating insight into the British establishment from an outsider’s perspective. Brought up in wartime Jerusalem...
The Aleppo Codex

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Matti Friedman investigates the fate of a coveted 1,100-year-old Bible manuscript that was hidden in a Syrian synagogue for 600 years. He discussed the journ...
Naomi Alderman: The Liar’s Gospel

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Naomi Alderman, one of the most exciting writers of her generation, explores the inception of a religion in her latest novel. She unravels the story of Yehos...
Out of Palestine: The Lasting Influence of the British Mandate

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A journey back to British Mandate Palestine, peopled by Arabs, Jews and Britons, a intriguing world whose shadow lingers over Israel today. Journalist and no...
Laurent Binet: HHhH

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Prague, 1942. Two men have been enlisted to kill the head of the Gestapo, two Czechoslovak parachutists sent on a daring mission by London to assassinate Rei...
John McCarthy: You Can’t Hide the Sun

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As a news journalist in the late 1980s John McCarthy’s career was abruptly cut short when, aged 29, he was captured by militiamen in Lebanon who held him c...
The Art of the Restaurateur

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the highs and lows of the restaurant business are charted in Nicholas Lander’s The Art of the Restaurateur. Lander...
My Sister Rosalind Franklin

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Rosalind Franklin was perhaps the 20th century’s most famous woman scientist. Her outstanding abilities as a crystallographer led to the key X-ray image th...
Promiscuous – a Biography of Portnoy’s Complaint

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Portnoy’s Complaint provoked instant, powerful reactions when first published in 1969 and it retains an enduring hold over the imagination today. It bl...
European Diasporists

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Antony Lerman’s The Making and Unmaking of a Zionist: A Personal and Political Journey movingly describes his gradual disenchantment but continuing thought...