By Jennifer Lipman, January 10, 2011
The distinguished Jewish literary critic John Gross has died at the age of 75.
Mr Gross, a prolific author and commentator who was described by The Spectator as “the best-read man in Britain”, spent seven years as editor of The Times Literary Supplement.
He was also a books editor for the New York Times and the Sunday Telegraph’s theatre critic. In 1971 he chaired the judging panel of the Booker prize.
His father was a Polish-born ex-rabbinical student who later moved to Mile End and trained as a doctor.