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5 speakers 15 minutes each

Mon 17th May 2010

The Tabernacle

7pm

SoldOut

Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi is an Israeli-born chef and writer. Having completed a Master's degree in philosophy and literature, he moved to London in 1997 to study at Le Cordon Bleu cookery school. He then went on to work as an assistant pastry chef at Capital, before working at Kensington Place, Launceston Place, Maison Blanc and Baker and Spice. In 2002, together with Samim Tamimi, he founded his own eponymous chain of restaurants and food shops, with branches in Notting Hill, Islington, Belgravia and Kensington. He is the author of three best-selling cookery books, and is interested in the relationship between food and politics, both in London and Jerusalem.

Frances Stonor Saunders

Frances Stonor Saunders

Frances Stonor Saunders is a journalist, broadcaster, and historian. She began in television, making Hidden Hands: A Different Story of Modernism for Channel 4 in 1995, before publishing an accompanying book, Who Paid the Piper? CIA and the Cultural Cold War, developed from her documentary work, in 1999.  She has acted as both arts editor and associate editor of the New Statesman, and presented BBC Radio 3's Meeting of Minds in 2004-5, a series documenting the meetings of intellectuals across history. In 2010 she published The Woman Who Shot Mussolini, a biography of the Honourable Violet Gibson, detailing in particular her attempt to assassinate Benito Mussolini in 1926 and up to the time of her death in a Northampton mental asylum in 1956.  

Andrew O’Hagan

Andrew O’Hagan

Andrew O'Hagan is a novelist and non-fiction writer. His 1999 debut Our Fathers was nominated for the Man Booker Prize, and in 2003 O'Hagan was included on Granta list of the 'Top 20 Young British Novelists'. He has also won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. He has written essays and reports for publications such as London Review of BooksGranta and The New Yorker, and holds a post as a Creative Writing Fellow at King's College London. His novel, The Illuminations, has been longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.

Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman was born in Hull before it got Cultured. She has a son and daughter, both writers an 18 month old granddaughter of great beauty and was married for 33 years to the late great screenwriter Jack Rosenthal. She is proud of her roles in the musicals Oklahoma, A Little Night Music and Wonderful Town and of her devised show Re:Joyce and her TV series Agony and Ladies of Letters. She feels she really peaked as Plop the Owl in the recorded book The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. She has written nine books, the last being I Must Collect Myself.