By Gerald Jacobs, December 18, 2008
Jewish Book Week 2009 will begin and end with generous helpings of the cream of Israeli literature, in the shape of Amos Oz, who will open the festival on February 21, and AB Yehoshua, who will close it on March 1.
Oz will be interviewed by Guardian and JC columnist Jonathan Freedland; Yehoshua by BBC foreign correspondent Lyse Doucet. In between, JBW’s most lavish feast yet is expected to attract record numbers.
Announcing the programme, JBW director Geraldine D’Amico drew attention to the eclectic nature of the 2009 event.