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Past Events

Julie Burchill Unchosen
Julie Burchill, Tanya Gold
Julie Burchill Unchosen
Julie Burchill, Chair: Tanya Gold
Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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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.

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.

Tanya Gold is a columnist for the Guardian and the Sunday Times. She is also restaurant critic for The Spectator magazine. She was named feature writer of the year at the British Press Awards in 2010.

This event will have live sub-titling for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing visitors provided by STAGETEXT.

Tickets for this event are not included in the Kings Place multi-buy ticket offer. Tickets have now sold out for this event.

To buy books featured in this event please click hereTen per cent of all sale proceeds will go to Jewish Book Week, supporting the festival for future years.

 

Litkicks

Tablet Magazine celebrates Halban Publishers, "the best little publishing house in London", whose Motherland: Growing Up with the Holocaust by Rita Goldberg featured at this year's Jewish Book Week. Read more here and listen to the audio recording of the event here

 

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The Jewish Book Week and Kings Place teams would love to hear your responses to this year's festival.

Video

 
Watch Ruby Wax talking to Kathy Lette on how the mind works and why mindfulness can boost mental health at JBW14