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Loving Strangers: launches, talks

Upcoming events

Social Brew, London, SW15, 3 June: An heirloom, a Song, a Creed (writing your life story)

Hurlingham Club, London, SW6, 5 June: launch with 'fizz'

Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Leeds, 17 June (in conversation with Monique Charlesworth): Jewish mother memoirs

Harif: Association of Jews from the MENA, online event, 18 June, 7.30 p.m.

School of English, University of Leeds, 26 June (in conversation with Jess Richards): writing family memoirs

Millim, online event, 1 July (in conversation with Jonathan Straight)

Leeds, Trinity and All Saints College, 6 July: The Camphorwood Chest: Bringing to Life an Archive of Stories

British and Irish Association of Jewish Studies conference, University of Bristol, 8 July: 'A Woman Named Zed: Writing Asian Jewish Women Back into the Japanese Prisoner-of-War Story'

Waterstones, York (date tbc)

Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society (date tbc)

Manchester Jewish Museum (date tbc)

Chelsea Synagogue, London (date tbc)

Jewish Museum, Singapore (date tbc)

. . . further dates and locations to be added.



Holocaust shoe sole research featured in the Jewish Chronicle


Other events

Memory objects in our libraries and in our attics, Leeds Limmud, 15 September, 2019.

Jewish Objects in a Time of Crisis: Cecil Roth as Collector, Jewish Historical Society of England, 8 June, 2020. Pandemic session. Watch here.


Voices of Sephardi/Mizrahi Memory: In conversation with Leslie Hakim-Dowek and Bea Lewkowicz,  3 February, 2020


On writing my Asian-Jewish family biography, ARK, Menorah, Manchester, 18 October, 2021

Can a Shoe Sole Speak? Animating Holocaust Archives, Holocaust Centre North, 1 March, 2024

Art and Faith, York Interfaith Group, York, 2 April, 2024

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Special Mention, Spread the Word Life Writing Prize, 2021
Top 6%, Bridport Memoir Prize, 2022
Shortlist, Craft Creative Nonfiction Prize, 2024

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