Shira Geffen: Jellyfish A Screenplay

As some of you know, lately I have been also wearing the hat of publisher, busy publishing the screenplay to Shira Geffen and Etgar Keret's film, Jellyfish, in paperback. The book came out March 3rd and is available to buy from http// and also Amazon (UK/ US). It's slightly different to the 'film version' which makes it a fascinating companion piece and Shira wrote a beautiful new foreword for the book, reflecting on the inspirations behind the screenplay.
Shira came over to London from Tel Aviv, as a guest of the very kind Israeli Embassy here in the U.K, to promote the book March 6th, March 7th and March 8th. Here are some pictures of her at Jewish Book Week (with Linda Grant), Woolfson & Tay bookstore and The London Jewish Cultural Centre in association with Israeli House and Tzofim.

Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot

No book has me more excited right now than Jeffrey Eugenides' The Marriage Plot, due October 2011. There's a great Q&A with Eugenides on the FSG website:

I was also interested to read in the Bookseller that Eugenides has also sold a short story collection, which I'm guessing will mop up 'Airmail', 'Baster' and all those other gems I've got in anthologies or yellowing back issues of the New Yorkers.

Springtime in Paddington

Maybe it was the hardcore winter, but Spring is really wowing me this year.

Beautiful blossom on George Street and stunning flowers on Sussex Gardens...