My week in writing

20130409-223306.jpgNot such a busy one, given that I was sunning myself on holiday for the majority of it. But still time for a few bits, from this piece on the 2013 budget and its impact on charities, to this review of Jodi Picoult’s new novel, The Storyteller.

For the issue the previous week, I interviewed British screenwriter Sam Leifer on his new Rome-set comedy, Plebs, looked back in history to Passover 1899, and had a chat with the publisher of Israeli Playboy on his highbrow publication.

I also covered the case of the descendant of a Romanian businessman, forced out of her home by the Soviets. He is now pushing the Romanian government to offer restitution for the family’s lost assets – perhaps mission impossible, but I wish him luck all the Same.

There was also time for another book review, this time for Running in Heels and of an American novel called The Red Book, which has deservedly been given a place on the long list for The Women’s Prize for Fiction.

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