Julie Burchill


Julie Burchill has been a journalist and author since the age of 17, writing for publications including The Independent, The Sun, Grazia and the Guardian, and penning more than a dozen books. Her hobbies include spite, luncheon, philanthropy, writing short stories and torch songs and learning Modern Hebrew. Unchosen: The memoirs of a philo-Semite will be published by Unbound in April 2014. She is married and lives in Brighton.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

At 14 Julie Burchill fell in love. Not with a boy, but “with a whole race of people – the Jews”. The journalist and novelist has been learning Hebrew and even chose Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem, as her single record choice for Desert Island Discs. Unchosen, which will be published in spring 2014 through crowdfunding, is all about this love affair. In a special pre-publication event the inveterate nonconformist shares with Tanya Gold why she’s such a fan.

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