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]

Authors, K-Z[edit]

Poets[edit]

Playwrights[edit]

Journalists[edit]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jewishvoices.org/id62.htm
  2. ^ http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/generalfiction/story/0,,1713557,00.html
  3. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/Archive/Article/0,4273,4176778,00.html
  4. ^ http://www.alaindebotton.com/reviews/status_observer.htm
  5. ^ Obituary, Jewish Chronicle, Dec. 10, 1982
  6. ^ http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/2001/3435.html
  7. ^ http://www.campusi.com/isbn_0753809540.htm
  8. ^ http://switzerland.isyours.com/e/celebrities/bios/165.html
  9. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "the elder son of Enoch Cohen, a Jewish confectioner, and his wife, Deborah Barnett"
  10. ^ http://www.nndb.com/people/362/000024290/
  11. ^ The Express 15 January 2005; David Robson at large: "a book of pieces by Alan Coren, a Jewish humorous writer"
  12. ^ http://www.enotes.com/nineteenth-century-criticism/charlotte-dacre
  13. ^ http://www.contemporarywriters.com/authors/?p=auth29
  14. ^ http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=389&letter=D
  15. ^ 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"
  16. ^ The Times, 6/7/06 p34: "A Call by Jews in Britain" (advert signed by 300 British Jews)
  17. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "His parents were Orthodox Jews"
  18. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "In spite of his Jewish descent his sympathies were with the extreme right"
  19. ^ http://www.reading.ac.uk/special-collections/collections/sc-freeman.aspx
  20. ^ http://www.stephenfry.com
  21. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/3648663/A-writers-life-Neil-Gaiman.html
  22. ^ http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9037266/Louis-Golding
  23. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "he was of Portuguese Jewish descent"
  24. ^ http://www.lindagrant.co.uk/bio/biog.htm
  25. ^ http://www.spartacus-educational.com/WhaldaneC.htm
  26. ^ http://members.iinet.net.au/~temdavid/history.html
  27. ^ http://www.scottish-places.info/people/famousfirst1146.html
  28. ^ http://www.randomhouse.com/boldtype/0100/heller/interview.html
  29. ^ http://www.jewishbookweek.com/archive/listbyyear.php?DateFrom=2003-01-01&DateTo=2003-12-31
  30. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-20. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  31. ^ http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/1185_howard_jacobson.htm
  32. ^ Liukkonen, Petri. "Ruth Prawer Jhabvala". Books and Writers (kirjasto.sci.fi). Finland: Kuusankoski Public Library. Archived from the original on 9 February 2007. . Quote: "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."
  33. ^ JYB 2005 p215
  34. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/2002_39_mon_02.shtml
  35. ^ http://harlanellison.com/kersh/biog.htm
  36. ^ http://www.ajr.org.uk/pastjournal53.htm
  37. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/books/first/c/cesarini-koestler.html
  38. ^ http://www.thejc.com/arts/arts-interviews/59829/interview-bernard-kops
  39. ^ http://www.persephonebooks.co.uk/pages/authors/marghanita_laski.htm
  40. ^ http://www.ibiblio.org/yiddish/Book/Cohen/gencul.html
  41. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2004-12-07. Retrieved 2004-12-07. 
  42. ^ 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"
  43. ^ "Finger Lickin' Good: A Kentucky Childhood" (London 1986)
  44. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2006-04-08. 
  45. ^ http://www.mishalov.com/Marks.html
  46. ^ Encyclopaedia Judaica vol 6, column 789
  47. ^ The Independent Feb 7, 2005; online here Findarticles Archived 2009-04-14 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 11 Dec 2006
  48. ^ http://www.simonsebagmontefiore.com
  49. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jan/05/alexander-piatigorsky-obituary
  50. ^ http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/stage/chi-0510140281oct14,1,6612239.story?coll=chi-ent_theater-hed
  51. ^ http://www.catbirdpress.com/bookpages/ahs.htm
  52. ^ http://www.penguin.co.uk/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,0_0141010274,00.html
  53. ^ http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/497_bernice_rubens.htm
  54. ^ http://www.bostonphoenix.com/archive/features/00/11/09/WILL_SELF1.html
  55. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/3613439/The-mistress-of-mischief.html
  56. ^ 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.)
  57. ^ Jewish Quarterly article on the Whitechapel Boys Archived 2004-12-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  58. ^ http://www.nybooks.com/articles/10994
  59. ^ "Israel Zangwill, Anglo-Jewish writer and political activist, was probably the best known Jew in the English-speaking world at the start of the twentieth century."
  60. ^ http://lidiavianu.esential.ro/dannie_abse.htm
  61. ^ http://www.quoteopia.com/famous.php?quotesby=alalvarez
  62. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A855218
  63. ^ http://www.jwn.org.uk/celebrating06.html
  64. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "Her father was in the lace trade, and the family were freethinking Jews"
  65. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  66. ^ http://books.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,11617,1522850,00.html
  67. ^ The Times (London); 23/11/02; Amanda Craig; p6
  68. ^ http://www.jewishvoices.org/id63.htm
  69. ^ http://www.cronaca.com/archives/001641.html
  70. ^ Anglo-Jewish poetry from Isaac Rosenberg to Elaine Feinstein by Peter Lawson; ISBN 0-85303-617-9
  71. ^ http://www.bbk.ac.uk/english/skc/rosenberg/
  72. ^ http://www.bookrags.com/Jon_Silkin
  73. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born Umberto Wolff in Milan of Jewish parentage"
  74. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/obituaries/story/0,3604,1253915,00.html
  75. ^ http://www.haaretz.com/life/culture/.premium-1.554267
  76. ^ http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.09.05/faces.html
  77. ^ http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/neil-mcpherson.php
  78. ^ http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/season/young-writers-festival-2012
  79. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/07/16/1058035067681.html
  80. ^ http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/stage/chi-0510140281oct14,1,6612239.story?coll=chi-ent_theater-hed
  81. ^ http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/R/htmlR/rosenthalja/rosenthalja.htm
  82. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/obituaries/story/0,3604,589481,00.html
  83. ^ http://www.curtainup.com/stoppard.html
  84. ^ http://www.ibiblio.org/yiddish/Book/Cohen/gencul.html
  85. ^ http://www.contemporarywriters.com/authors/?p=auth224
  86. ^ Daily Mail, 21/12/2001, p13: "Conrad Black's wife Barbara Amiel, a Jewish writer"
  87. ^ http://www.forward.com/issues/1999/99.06.04/arts.html
  88. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/obituaries/story/0,3604,445498,00.html
  89. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/comment/story/0,,1666626,00.html
  90. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "as a Jew, and therefore subject to the University Test Acts, Hart decided against university entry"
  91. ^ Jewish Chronicle, July 29, 2005 p.24: "Lawson - one of the few Jewish editors of a national paper"
  92. ^ http://cowo.culham.ac.uk/assemblies/023s_way.php
  93. ^ http://www.jewishcomment.com/cgibin/news.cgi?id=11&command=shownews&newsid=269
  94. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/obituaries/story/0,,1279720,00.html
  95. ^ http://www.ujia.org/jewish_future/educational/ashdown/
  96. ^ http://www.thejc.com/articles/robert-peston-the-bbc-reporter-who-means-business
  97. ^ http://pws.prserv.net/mpjr/mp/sp160202.htm
  98. ^ https://www.jchron.co.uk/home.aspx?ParentId=m11s18&SecId=18&AId=60824&ATypeId=1
  99. ^ http://media.guardian.co.uk/mediaguardian/story/0,,1946121,00.html
  100. ^ http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050312/asp/opinion/story_4483169.asp
  101. ^ http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/46_interview_with_clair.htm
  102. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-08-13. Retrieved 2006-04-08. 
  103. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/biographies/biogs/news/jonsopel.shtml
  104. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born in Germany of Hungarian Jewish parents"

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