For fans of fiction, there’s plenty on offer. On the 21st,
audiences have a chance to hear from Benjamin Markovits whose You Don’t Have to Live Like This is one
of the finest novels of 2015. Following the fortunes of an urban redevelopment
project in Detroit, it is an urgent and insightful portrait of post-recession
America. Meanwhile, if you can’t get enough of historical fiction, then make
sure not miss literary titans Tracey Chevalier and Esther Freud discuss their
creative processes on the 24th.
One of the most widely loved children’s writers and
illustrators of all time, Judith Kerr speaks on the 21st. The author
of enduring classics The Tiger Who Came
To Tea and When Hitler Stole Pink
Rabbit, 2015 saw her publish Mr.
Cleghorn’s Seal, her first book in thirty seven years. In conversation with
broadcaster Nicolette Jones, she will look back on a life of storytelling.
Equally impressive is the range of historical talks. The
21st sees Simon Schama present The Jewish
Face of Britain, an extension of his recent project and television series
The Face of Britain, which looks at the lives of such luminaries as Frank
Auerbach, David Bomberg and Leon Kossoff. On the 23rd, Professor Nikolaus
Wachsman discusses his momentous publication KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps, an integrated
account of these far-reaching horrors, which is considered among the most
significant history books of our time.
Rounding off the festival is the Rabbi Lord Jonathan
Sacks whose new book Not in God’s Name:
Confronting Religious Violence faces up to the dangers of religious
extremism. In conversation with Daniel Finkelstein, he will ask how we might
build a better future.
|What||Jewish Book Week 2016, Kings Place and JW3|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
|Nearest tube||King's Cross St. Pancras (underground)|
08 Feb 16 – 28 Feb 16, Event times vary
|Website||Click here to browse events and book via the Jewish Book Week website|