By Julia Pascal, April 16, 2009
Michael Arditti has always been fascinated by religion. His father’s family were Sephardim who settled in the UK. He was brought up as an Anglican. His own faith has provided rich source material. The tension between organised religion and individual dissent fuelled his most celebrated novel, Easter. In his latest, The Enemy of the Good (Arcadia, £11.99), he widens his vision by exploring an uneasy relationship between Christians and Jews.