Book Week 2024 events

Sun 10 Mar 2024

Family Stories, Jewish History

Kings Place, London

Two superb family memoirs explore why, nine decades after the Shoah, antisemitism is resurgent. 

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Einstein: A Life in 99 Particles

Kings Place, London

Genius, refugee, Casanova, high school dropout. Albert Einstein contained multitudes, as TLS science editor Samuel Graydon reveals in his unique biography Einstein In Time And Space.

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Israelophobia

Kings Place, London

The Jewish Chronicle's editor Jake Wallis Simons on the newest version of an ancient hatred.

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Adventures in Exile: Literary Fiction

Kings Place, London

Two acclaimed writers from either side of the Atlantic discuss their careers and latest novels.

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Mifleget Hamachshavot Live

Kings Place, London

Micah Goodman and Efrat Shapira Rosenberg join us with a live edition of their hit Israeli politics podcast, the first ever in English.

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The Box with the Sunflower Clasp

Kings Place, London

A box of photos and letters left to Rachel Meller by her aunt sparked this sweeping family memoir of a Jewish family forced to flee Vienna for Shanghai.

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Baruch Spinoza: A Life

Kings Place, London

Two acclaimed authors examine the life and times of one of Judaism’s most controversial figures – Baruch Spinoza. 

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A Jewish Promised Land in Texas

Kings Place, London

Rachel Cockerell joins historian Trudy Gold to reveal the astonishing attempt by 10,000 Eastern European Jews in the early 1900s to found a Jewish State in Texas, including her great-grandfather. 

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A Different Kind of Romance: Ruth, Naomi & Boaz

Kings Place, London

Rabbi Deborah Kahn-Harris asks if the Book of Ruth offers a different sort of love story.

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Bruno Schulz: Art, Murder & the Hijacking of History

Kings Place, London

Sami Rohr Prize winner Benjamin Balint on the writer and artist’s life and the secret operation to rescue his final works.

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The Jewish Revolt

Kings Place, London

Professor Antony Polonsky, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Simon Bentley and Mark Burman discuss Rachel Auerbach’s eyewitness account of the Warsaw ghetto.

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The Jewish Newspaper Phenomenon Reconsidered

Kings Place, London

National Library of Israel expert Eyal Miller offers an introduction to the rich and vivid history of Jewish newspapers and periodicals over the past 250 years.

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The National Library of Israel
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The Edith & Ferdinand Porjes Charitable Fund