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London marks Jewish Book Week
Some 140 contributors from 14 countries take part in annual British literary event, celebrating its 61st anniversary this year
VIDEO – Now more than 60 years old, this year Jewish Book Week celebrates 140 contributors from 14 countries and is billed as London’s largest international literary festival.

 

Video courtesy of jn1.tv

 

Emmy-award winning American writer Jeffrey Lewis, author of "The Inquisitor’s Diary," was just one of the authors on show at the 61st annual Jewish Book Week, which was staged at Kings Place in London’s Kings Cross.

 

The festival’s director, Hester Abrams, talked about why the festival continues to grow in size and scope.

 

“I think that people love to come and hear authors, they love to meet the people whose words they’ve read. And we’ve got lots of opportunities for people to discuss the ideas that the authors present and I think nothing beats a live event.”

 

The festival explores the intellectual heritage, experience and identity of Jews, but Abrams notes it’s not just for those practicing Judaism.

 

 

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