List of British Jewish writers

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List of British Jewish writers is a list that includes writers (novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists and others) from the United Kingdom and its predecessor states who are or were Jewish or of Jewish descent.

Authors, A-J[edit]

His children, Giles and Victoria, are also writers

Authors, K-Z[edit]

Jewish Chronicle 13/3/1998 p1: "Dame Muriel Spark, the author of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" and several other celebrated works, is halachically Jewish." (Says her mother was Jewish too.)

Poets[edit]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Wikipedia, Who's Who in the World, Encyclopoedia Judaica reviews Observer Times Telegraph New Statesman Spectator
  2. ^ Obituary, Jewish Chronicle, Dec. 10, 1982
  3. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "the elder son of Enoch Cohen, a Jewish confectioner, and his wife, Deborah Barnett"
  4. ^ The Express 15 January 2005; David Robson at large: "a book of pieces by Alan Coren, a Jewish humorous writer"
  5. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "the second of the three sons (there were no daughters) of James Isaac Ellmann, lawyer, a Jewish Romanian immigrant, and his wife, Jeanette Barsook, an immigrant from Kiev in Ukraine"
  6. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "His parents were Orthodox Jews"
  7. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "In spite of his Jewish descent his sympathies were with the extreme right"
  8. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "he was of Portuguese Jewish descent"
  9. ^ [1] "Anglo-Indian writer ... Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was born in Cologne, Germany. Her father, a lawyer, was of Polish-Jewish origin and her mother was German-Jewish. Jhabvala attended Jewish segregated school before she emigrated in 1939 with her family to Britain." Accessed 1 Nov 2006.
  10. ^ Dictionary of National Biography: "Jewish controversialist, born in London in 1740, was son of Mordecai Levi, a member of the London congregation of German and Polish Jews"
  11. ^ The Independent Feb 7, 2005; online here Findarticles accessed 11 Dec 2006
  12. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "Her father was in the lace trade, and the family were freethinking Jews"
  13. ^ Anglo-Jewish poetry from Isaac Rosenberg to Elaine Feinstein" by Peter Lawson; ISBN 0-85303-617-9
  14. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born Umberto Wolff in Milan of Jewish parentage"
  15. ^ Daily Mail, 21/12/2001, p13: "Conrad Black's wife Barbara Amiel, a Jewish writer"
  16. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "as a Jew, and therefore subject to the University Test Acts, Hart decided against university entry"
  17. ^ Jewish Chronicle, July 29, 2005 p.24: "Lawson - one of the few Jewish editors of a national paper"
  18. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born in Germany of Hungarian Jewish parents"

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