Anne Sebba in Conversation with Emily Maitlis
- , 19.30
- Via Zoom
World Jewish Relief, in association with Waterstones, invite you to hear one of Britain's most distinguished biographers, Anne Sebba who will be in conversation with Emily Maitlis about her latest book ‘Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy’.
‘Masterful, original and painfully gripping’ – Philippe Sands, QC and bestselling author of East West Street and The Ratline.
Soon to be adapted as a TV drama, Anne Sebba's 'masterful' biography of Ethel Rosenberg is one of betrayal, a family torn apart and a government overreacting at a time of fear and hysteria. In this Biography, Anne skilfully brings to life the story of the only woman in the US to be executed for a crime other than murder.
We are delighted to be able to offer copies of Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy, priced at £20 (incl. P&P). The first 100 copies sold will be signed by the author, delivery is to UK mainland addresses only. Your contact details will be shared with Waterstones solely for the purpose of distribution and will not be kept, shared or used for marketing purposes by Waterstones.
This virtual event is free, however a donation to World Jewish Relief's Covid-19 Global Emergency Appeal, which is currently raising critical funds for India, would be appreciated. Please click here to donate to our appeal.
If you would like to join us for what promises to be a fascinating conversation, please register below. We will send you joining instructions nearer the time.
Anne Sebba is one of Britain's most distinguished biographers. She has written ten works of non-fiction, mostly about iconic women including Enid Bagnold, Mother Teresa, Laura Ashley and Jennie Churchill. She is the author of the international bestseller That Woman, a biography of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. Anne makes regular television appearances, has presented radio documentaries about women and is an official lecturer for the The Arts Society. She is a former Chair of the Society of Authors, now on the SOA Council and former President of ArtsRichmond. She is a Trustee of the National Archives Trust and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research.
Emily Maitlis is a journalist, newsreader and author. She leads BBC2's Newsnight and presents the BBC podcast Americast. She has interviewed numerous heavyweights from the worlds of politics and the arts, including the last four Prime Ministers, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and David Beckham. Emily has been involved in the work of World Jewish Relief for more than 10 years, and has visited projects we run in Georgia, Moldova and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as speaking at our Annual Dinners.