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David Baddiel, Jay Rayner, Michael Rosen and Robert Rinder at Jewish Book Week

Stellar lineup featured at the festival's 69th edition which includes more than 50 live events - all of which are online due to the pandemic

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

Baddiel, Rosen, Rinder and Rayner
Baddiel, Rosen, Rinder and Rayner

David Baddiel, Jay Rayner, Michael Rosen and Robert Rinder are all
part of this year’s virtual line-up of acclaimed writers, comedians, columnists and historians at Jewish Book Week, which begins this weekend.

Now in its 69th year, the festival features more than 50 live panel discussions, debates and talks. Foodies will enjoy Rayner, The Observer’s restaurant critic and author of My Last Supper, in conversation with Pen Vogler, who will discuss her new book, Scoff, the fascinating history of food and class in Britain, from 1066 to the present day.

Broadcaster and author Baddiel will speak about his recently-published book, Jews Don’t Count, which explores antisemitism through a unique combination of reasoning, polemic, personal experience and jokes.

Meanwhile Rinder, presenter of the BBC’s My Family, The Holocaust and Me, will discuss the legacy of survivors with Rebecca Clifford, associate professor of history at Swansea University.

Author  Rosen, who spent months in hospital recovering from coronavirus, presents Many Different Kinds of Love: A story of life, death and the NHS, which mixes stunning new prose poems with the moving diaries of the doctors and nurses who saved his life.

Jewish Book Week runs from Saturday, 27 February until Wednesday,
24 March, www.jewishbookweek.com

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