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Jacob's Advice

Jude Cook & Marina Benjamin

Jewish Book Week 2021

Jude Cook speaker
Marina Benjamin chair

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Described by the Daily Mail as “a thoughtful paean to Paris”, Jacob’s Advice – the second novel from Byron Easy author Jude Cook – is set against a backdrop of nationalism, the Charlie Hebdo attack and the resurgence of antisemitism, as protagonist Larry Frost searched for proof of his hoped-for Jewish identity. An editor for The Literary Consultancy and a book critic for The Spectator, The Guardian and Literary Review, Jude joins us at Jewish Book Week for the first time.

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Jude Cook is the author of two novels: Byron Easy and Jacob’s Advice. He also writes for The Guardian, The Spectator, Literary Review, New Statesman, TLS, while his essays and short fiction have appeared in Stockholm Review, The Moth, and The Honest Ulsterman, among others. In 2017, he was longlisted for the Pin Drop RA short story award, and in 2018 for the Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award.

Marina Benjamin is a writer and editor working mainly in narrative non-fiction and memoir, producing books, essays and journalism. Her latest books, The Middlepause (2016) and Insomnia (2018) were published in the UK, US and Australia and have been translated into eight languages. In 2020 she edited Garden Among Fires: A lockdown anthology published by Dodo Ink. Most recently, her feminist manifesto ‘Soma’ appeared in Trauma: Essays on Art nad Mental Health (2021). Marina is also a senior editor at Aeon Magazine.

Jacob's Advice

Jude Cook & Marina Benjamin

Jewish Book Week 2021

Date & start time:Tue 2 Mar – 12pm
Price:£9.50
Performers:Jude Cook
Genres:Jewish Book Week, Online Events, Words

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