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Jewish Book Week


Podcasts from the annual festival of arts and ideas held in London, UK.

Oct 15, 2015

Together with Pushkin Press, Jewish Book Week is delighted to launch the English edition of Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s One Night, Markovitch, a colourful debut novel tracing the destinies of a group of young people on the eve of WWII. Ayelet Gundar-Goshen will be talking to author and analyst Josh Cohen about her characters and exploring some of the strengths and weaknesses behind the Zionist narrative. The book’s film-rights have already been bought by the director ofEast is East.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen is an Israeli author, scriptwriter and filmmaker. She has won awards for her screenplays and films, as well as winning the Sapir Prize for debut fiction for One Night, Markovitch.

Josh Cohen is Professor of Modern Literary Theory at Goldsmiths College, University of London and a psychoanalyst in private practice. His latest book is The Private Life: Why We Remain in the Dark.