News & Events

Did you know that in addition to our events we have several projects supporting the writing community? They include the Jewish Writers in Translation programme, the TLS-Risa Domb Porjes Prize and the Jewish Children’s Book Awards – and below we have news on our latest initiative

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We partner with the Association of Jewish Refugees for a special free online event on the secret WW2 unit of Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria who escaped to Britain just before the War. Hunter College director of Jewish Studies Leah Garrett joins historian Helen Fry live from New York.

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THE GENESIS JEWISH BOOK WEEK EMERGING WRITERS PROGRAMME
Open to authors, journalists and poets in the UK with no more than three years’ experience of being published, the inaugural cohort has now been selected and paired with their established mentors. The ten selected emerging writers are: Sara Doctors, Sophie Dumont, Madeleine Dunnigan, Linda Ford, Philip Glassborow, Fiona Monahan, Eleanor Myerson, Julie Noble, Karen Skinazi and Guy Stagg.Fiction mentor & Booker-nominated novelist AD Miller said: “To judge by the verve and variety of their submissions, these emerging writers have already emerged.” Non-fiction mentor & The Last Act of Love author Cathy Rentzenbrink said: “The standard of applications I saw were so high that I would happily have worked with all the writers.” Poetry mentor & T.S Eliot Prize winner George Szirtes said: “It was a marvellous shortlist comprising poems about Alzheimer’s, about a Jewish family in Belfast, about beginnings, about living through darkness, and about Piaget, all good, all promising even more.”  FIND OUT MORE
FROM OUR VIDEO ARCHIVE: TRANSLATION MATTERS
At last year’s festival former Man Booker International Prize chair Boyd Tonkin was joined by Anna Blasiak, Peter Filkins & Ros Schwartz to talk all things translation