It’s worth reading The Guardian’s recent list of the 10 best historical novels. The best part: the comments. Not surprising, War and Peace is number one. You might be surprised what book is number two.
A special issue on British Jews has just been published by The New Statesman. Contributors include Linda Grant, Will Self, Naomi Alderman, Anthony Julius, Daniel Trilling, Bella Freud and Michael Rosen.
Much of my novel, “The Cook’s Temptation”, is about how Jews were treated in Victorian England. I wonder how much things have changed?
I’m also trying to imagine what an issue of The Walrus would look like if it published on Canadian Jews? Who would be included?