Dubbed "The Jewish Booker", the JQ-Wingate Literary Prize comes to JW3.
Where do stories start? How can we make sense of them? Why is memoir so prevalent today? Is there a uniquely Jewish take on the relationship of history to memory? How has literary form evolved to address the key question of how we, as Jews, live with our stories?
Answering questions with more questions, this year's judging panel of the JQ-Wingate Prize 2015 – Gabriel Josipovici, Eva Hoffman, George Szirtes and Devorah Baum – invite you to celebrate the prize with an epochal discussion about stories, books and life. The winners will be announced and everyone will be offered a glass of wine to toast the winning titles.
THE 2015 SHORTLIST
- Jews in Poland and Russia by Antony Polonsky (Littman Library)
- Chasing the King of Hearts by Hanna Krall (Peirene), Translated by Philip Boehm
- Remains of Love by Zeruya Shalev (Bloomsbury), Translated by Philip Simpson
- Diary of the Fall by Michel Laub (Harvill), Translated by Margaret Jull Costa
- Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart (Penguin)
- Netanya by Dror Burstein (Dalkey Archive), Translated by Todd Hasak-Lowy
- Hanns and Rudolf: The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz by Thomas Harding (Heinemann)
In association with the Jewish Quarterly and Jewish Book Week
Tickets: £4.00 to £8.00*
Mon 20 April 7:30pm