Jewish Book Week Event

Jewish Book Week Event

Here’s a link to the talk I chaired at this year’s JBW. Called “Momentous Years”, it featured Elizabeth Asbrink and Jonathan Fenby, both of whom have published deeply researched books about the tumultuous changes, social, political, cultural...
New book, Insomnia, out November

New book, Insomnia, out November

I’m delighted to share the wonderful other-worldly cover design for Insomnia – brought to you by Scribe UK and Catapult (USA). On opening the covers you will be travelling to a strange alien world, dark and discomfiting. I was thinking of sub-titling the book...
Student Society of Bergen, Norway

Student Society of Bergen, Norway

In discussion at Det Akademiske Kvarter, 21st October, 21.30 The students of Bergen want to talk about dystopia and the current fascination with apocalypse. Why it is such a popular theme in movies and books, how has our vision on the end of the world changed over...
With Miranda Sawyer,  Harrogate 20th October

With Miranda Sawyer, Harrogate 20th October

Friday 20 October, 2pm, The Crown Hotel, Harrogate Tickets £10 have just gone on sale. You can purchase them here: M Benjamin & M Sawyer I promise that we’ll range across the midlife canvas, finding as much to laugh at as to complain about. And since...
Arvon, Totleigh Barton, 7-12 August

Arvon, Totleigh Barton, 7-12 August

Non-fiction and Life Writing course Along with Colin Grant I will be co-tutoring a week long residential writing course for those wanting to embark on family memoirs. For more details see: https://www.arvon.org/course/
Blackwells, Oxford | 8th July,

Blackwells, Oxford | 8th July,

In discussion with Cherry Mosteshar 11:00am-12:00pm We’ll be talking about the gripes, travails, grisly bodily changes, showdown with mortality and assorted surprises middle age can spring on you, this promises to be an empathic tour of midlife with an...