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Jewish Book Week


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

Apr 2, 2015

Biographer and journalist Chloe Schama dedicated her first book,Wild Romance, to her father “who taught me how to tell a story.” Simon and Chloe engage in an intimate and lively conversation about family bonds, parental expectations, intergenerational values and the nature of creativity. Their interviewer is writer Francesca Segal, daughter of Erich Segal.

Chloe Schama is a writer and journalist living in Washington DC. She writes for The New Republic and her first book Wild Romance: The True Story of A Victorian Scandal received a dazzling reception.

Simon Schama is Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. A writer, journalist and broadcaster, he has written and presented 40 films for the BBC, including his Story of the Jews, based on his two-volume work of the same name.

Francesca Segal is a writer and journalist. Her first novel, The Innocents won many awards, including the 2013 National Jewish Book Award and the 2012 Costa First Novel Award. Her new novel will be out in 2015.