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Yaniv-iczkovits
Yaniv Iczkovits
Rebecca-abrams
Rebecca Abrams

The Slaughterman’s Daughter: The Avenging of Mende Speismann at the Hands of her Sister Fanny

Yaniv Iczkovits Interviewed by Rebecca Abrams

Saturday, 28 March 2020

4:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

£7 - £12.50

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Israeli writer and philosopher Yaniv Iczkovits talks about his novel The Slaughterman’s Daughter – a story of life in a 19th-century Jewish settlement in Russia.

The novel is based around a family drama in the Pale of Settlement, a region of Russia where Jews were permitted to settle permanently, unlike in other areas of the country. It centres around the disappearance of mother of five and cheesemaker Fanny Keismann and a murder that leaves the local secret police scratching their heads.

Iczkovits is author of three novels. The Slaughterman’s Daughter won the 2015 Agnon Prize, the first time the prize had been awarded in ten years as the judges have to be unanimous.

‘This is a novel of unquestionable uniqueness’ judges’ committee of the Agnon Prize

Here he talks to Rebecca Abrams, an award-winning author and journalist and regular reviewer for the Financial Times.  Her novel, Touching Distance, was shortlisted for the McKitterick Prize for Literature. 

This event is part of the festival’s programme of Jewish and Hebrew literature and culture.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming