23 April 2014
As ever, I was rather (pathologically) trigger-happy with my Jewish Book Week ticket purchases this year, and found myself to be an unabashed daily fixture throughout the week. Since its move to Kings Place, the festival feels excitingly revitalised. I enjoy the atmosphere – the buzz, the chatter, the clatter, the bookshop browsing – nearly as much as the talks themselves.
13 March 2014
At almost 86, the pioneering photographer, artist and filmmaker William Klein, continues to draw a crowd. On February 23, Klein was at Jewish Book Week in London discussing his life and work with Alan Yentob, creative director of the BBC and editor and presenter of the television arts series Imagine.
6 March 2014
Hester Abrams, former Director of Jewish Book Week, sums up a festival that was a "triumph of optimism" So the festival’s over for another year. We’ve rolled down the banners and are writing our thank you notes before launching into planning for 2015.
4 March 2014
On Tuesday, 25 February, I watched Yorick Blumenfeld show the collage art of his father, celebrated fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld, and discuss his father’s autobiography with photography professor and critic Francis Hodgson and independent art historian Helen Adkins.
4 November 2013
Nir Cohen met Wendy Lower during a visit to London to discuss how ordinary women became murderers in service of the Nazi regime
7 August 2013
As an avid follower of Jewish Book Week, I am very proud to now be part of the team behind this exciting annual celebration of literature and culture. In my previous professional life I held several research and lecturing posts at various institutions in the UK and the US.