Welcome to Books and Bagels, the Jewish Book Week blog. We will give you a weekly no-holds-barred, truth-bearing, tell-tale account of a book festival in the making. We’ll be as candid as we can without upsetting past guests, putting off possible future speakers or being sued for libel.
Much as we would like, our life is not all about sipping champagne at book launches (even before the credit crunch, it was more bad white wine and, shockingly for Jewish literati, very little food). We do read a lot, go to other literary festivals and events, dream up impossible lists of potential speakers, stalk writers and harass publishers, fend off well-meaning self-published memoir writers and occasionally come across hidden gems that we will share with you.
Read this blog and have your finger on the pulse of the Jewish literary world.
GDA and MDMB