Menorah Synagogue will be hosting authors from Jewish Book Week.
In association with the Julia Segar Book Club, Menorah Synagogue will once again welcome a selection of authors who recently appeared at Jewish Book Week in London, to Manchester.
On 15th May, Martin Bell, former BBC war correspondent and MP will visit the synagogue to discuss his book, War and the Death of the News. Having travelled through war zones both as a soldier and a journalist, Martin has witnessed first-hand the dramatic changes in how conflicts are fought and reported on. His personal account of the travesties of war is an impassioned call to put substance back into news.
The following day, on 16th May, David Bolchover, author and commentator, speaks about his work on the sports biography, The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide to Football Glory. His book tells the story of Bela Guttmann, a Hungarian who narrowly survived the Holocaust and went on to become the world’s first celebrity football coach. This biography was shortlisted for the 2017 William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, the world’s longest running prize for sports writing.
Vicki Garson of Menorah said of the events: “Jewish Book Week itself originates from Manchester. In 1938, following a similar event in Glasgow the preceding year, Collette Hassan organised a highly successful book week locally. These events inspired the foundation of the London event known today, and it is under its auspices that Manchester now has this exciting programme.”
For more information, call 0161 428 7746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To book tickets, visit Menorah.org.uk/JBW.
For more information on the William Hill Sports Book of the Year please visit their website.