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Howard Jacobson & Melvyn Bragg

Jewish Book Week

Sun 27 Feb
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Howard Jacobson & Melvyn Bragg

Jewish Book Week

Booker-winner Howard Jacobson reflects on his childhood and career to date with broadcaster and parliamentarian, Melvyn Bragg.


As Jewish Book Week celebrates its 70th anniversary one of the festival’s favourite speakers marks a milestone of his own as he turns 80 this summer.

In Mother’s Boy, Howard Jacobson explores belonging and not-belonging, being an insider and an outsider, both English and Jewish. Full of his trademark humour, this much-anticipated memoir also reveals how the Booker-winner became a writer. He will discuss his childhood and career to date with author, broadcaster and parliamentarian Melvyn Bragg.

In Memory of Dr David Cohen CBE


Howard Jacobson is a multi-award-winning writer of 13 novels and five works of non-fiction, as well as a regular contributor to major newspapers and journals, including a regular column for The Independent. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question.

Melvyn Bragg is an award winning writer and broadcaster. He is the editor of The South Bank Show and presenter of the BBC’s acclaimed discussion programme, In Our Time.

Date & start time:Sun 27 Feb – 4.15pm
Venue:Hall One
Price:£18.50
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