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Hadley Freeman in conversation with Rachel Hewitt

Date/Time: Wednesday 17th November 2021, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Venue: Via YouTube - details to be sent on booking

Hadley Freeman will be reading from, and in conversation about her bestselling and highly acclaimed family memoir, House of Glass: The Story and Secrets of a Twentieth-Century Jewish Family (Fourth Estate, 2020).

‘A near-perfect study of Jewish identity in the 20th century … I don’t hesitate to call it a masterpiece’ Telegraph

'It glitters like a diamond – revealing not only the extraordinary story of the Glass family, but the many facets of twentieth-century Jewish experience. Written with lightness and warmth, this book is both timely and timeless’ Helen Lewis

‘A magnificently vivid re-creation of her Jewish family’s experience of twentieth-century Europe, Hadley Freeman’s book is also an acute examination of the roots, tropes, and persistence of anti-Semitism, which makes it an urgently necessary book for us to read right now.’ Salman Rushdie

Hadley is a columnist and staff writer for the Guardian and contributes to Vogue. She is the author of The Meaning of Sunglasses (Penguin, 2009), Be Awesome: Modern Essays for Modern Ladies (Fourth Estate, 2014), and Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from 80s Movies (Fourth Estate, 2016).

Rachel Hewitt is a Lecturer in Creative Writing and Director of NCLA at Newcastle University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. 

The event is free to attend, and all very welcome.

Hadley Freeman