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Man Booker picks: Jokes, history and haunted souls

A quick primer on the to big Man Booker International prize tips

JC Reporter

Friday, April 28, 2017

Man Booker picks: Jokes, history and haunted souls
  • Sir Jonathan Miller: 'A Jack of all trades, a grasshopper'
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    A grasshopper's thoughts

    A new collection of Jonathan Miller's writing has many delights, says Robert Low.

    Robert Low

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    A grasshopper's thoughts
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    Mengele with schmaltz

    Toby Lichtig is not impressed by a novel about one of the darkest corners of the Holocaust

    Toby Lichtig

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Mengele with schmaltz
  • Howard Jacobson
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    Review: Howard Jacobson's Pussy

    David Herman enjoys a dark satire written quickly in response to Trump's election

    David Herman

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Review: Howard Jacobson's Pussy
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    Underpants and heroes

    Angela Kiverstein's monthly round up of children's books.

    Angela Kiverstein

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Underpants and heroes
  • ** FILE ** In this Nov. 9, 1928 file photo Psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud of Vienna departs on his first airplane flight from Tempelhof Field in Berlin, Germany. Tempelhof Airport is due to close on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. (AP Photo, file) ** B/W ONLY **
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    Freud, family-life and politics

    Freud: An Intellectual Biography & Cold War Freud: Psychoanalysis in an Age of Catastrophes

    Stephen Frosh

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Freud, family-life and politics
  • Maureen Lipman holds forth at a JBW event at JW3 © Blake Ezra Photography 2017
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    A literary coming of age party

    Jewish Book Week 2017 provoked debate and delight, says Gerald Jacobs. But where were the under 40s?

    Gerald Jacobs

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    A literary coming of age party
  • Dorit in her twenties.
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    Hidden child to pop star

    Dorit Oliver-Wolff's amazing life story includes hiding from the Nazis as a child, being a teenage belly dancer, and achieving pop stardom in post war Germany. She told Anthea Gerrie about her memoir.

    Anthea Gerrie

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Hidden child to pop star
  • Heidi Kingstone
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    Kabul in stilettoes

    She reported from war zones, but always looked glam. Anthea Gerrie met the journalist they called 'Heidi High Heels'

    Anthea Gerrie

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    Kabul in stilettoes
  • Amy Rosenthal
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    Booked up: judging the JQ Wingate prize

    Playwright Amy Rosenthal agreed to judge this year's JQ Wingate Prize. That meant reading 70 books in two months.

    Amy Rosenthal

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    Booked up: judging the JQ Wingate prize
  • Israel's longest serving Prime Minister.
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    What does 
Bibi want?

    Benjamin Netanyahu did the rounds of foreign leaders this week, making Israel’s case and defending his settlement policy. But what drives the Israeli leader? According to one political writer and academic, for Bibi, survival is everything.

    J P O'Malley

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    What does 
Bibi want?
  • Michael Chabon
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    Michael Chabon's salt beef stories

    One of America's leading writers has written one of his most Jewish books. David Herman interviewed Michael Chabon over salt beef and latkes.

    David Herman

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    Michael Chabon's salt beef stories