At a special event organised by Jewish Arts and Garnethill Synagogue in conjunction with Jewish Book Week, author J David Simons will be discussing his novels, set in the Glasgow Jewish community, and master biographers, Eilat Negev and Yehuda Koren will also be speaking about their new book, Giants- the Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz, at Garnethill synagogue.
Giants - The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz is an astonishing story of survival against the odds. The Ovitz family, seven of whose children were dwarves, performed across eastern Europe in the 1930s and ‘40s as “The Lilliput Troupe”. Captured in 1944 and sent to Auschwitz, they continued to perform and escaped death. Master biographers Eilat Negev and Yehuda Koren present a moving portrait of an extraordinary family.
J David Simons's first novel, The Credit Draper was published in May 2008 and was short-listed for The McKitterick Prize in June 2009.
He has been the recipient of a Writer's Bursary from the Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland) and awards from the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship and the Society of Authors Foundation. His latest novel An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful is due to be published by Saraband in March 2013.
Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev are journalists whose work has been widely published and critically acclaimed across the globe. They are authors of First Lady of Fleet Street, presented at Jewish Book Week in 2012, and A Lover of Unreason: The Biography of Assia Weevil.
Address: Garnethill Synagogue
129 Hill Street
Glasgow G3 6UB
To reserve tickets (£6 including tea) call: 07989 420075