In Conversation: Bernard Kops

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15 February 2018, 19:00

Room 20

Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join Bernard Kops, now in his ninety-first year and one of Britain’s most celebrated and prolific authors, for an evening of conversation and readings from his new collection of poetry, Love, Death & Other Joys. Bernard will be in conversation with writer Rachel Lichtenstein.

Born in 1926, Bernard grew up on Stepney Green as the child of Dutch Jewish immigrants and first came to prominence as a playwright while living in Soho in the fifties, where he was immortalised by Colin McInnes in the novel Absolute Beginners. Subsequently, Bernard has written a string of celebrated films, novels, poetry and memoirs of his childhood in the Jewish East End. His work includes the plays Dreams of Anne Frank, Playing Sinatra and Hamlet of Stepney Green; volumes of autobiography The World is a Wedding and Shalom Bomb; and volumes of poetry Poems and Songs and This Room in the Sunlight.

Rachel Lichtenstein's books include Brick Lane, Estuary, Diamond Street, & Rodinsky’s Room (with Iain Sinclair).

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