This Autumn Aviva will explore the richness of modern Jewish culture through reading Israeli, European and American literature.
This term’s books will include Hadley Freeman’s family memoir House of Glass; Mazel Tov, J.S. Margot’s account of the Orthodox community in Antwerp; Becoming Eve, Abby Chava Stein's journey of transition; and The Seven Good Years, Etgar Keret's snapshots of Israeli life.
Aviva Dautch is the Executive Director of Jewish Renaissance, the UK's Jewish arts magazine. She is a published poet, has a PhD in literature and lectures on modern Jewish literature weekly at JW3. She is a regular contributor to courses and programmes for the British Library, British Museum and BBC Radio 4 and LSJS.
15 Oct House of Glass by Hadley Freeman
22 Oct Ridley Road by Jo Bloom
29 Oct Mazel Tov by J S Margot
5 Nov The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
12 Nov Collected Stories by Cynthia Ozick
19 Nov A Stranger City by Linda Grant
26 Nov Becoming Eve by Abby Chava Stein
3 Dec Gloucester Crescent by William Miller
10 Dec Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret
17 Dec The Poetry of Nobel Prize Winner Louise Glück