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J.S. Margot at the Jewish Book Week

Mazel Tov! J.S. Margot discusses her new book with chair Justine Solomons at the Jewish Book Week.

In 1987, 20-year-old student J.S. Margot responded to a job advertisement from an Orthodox Jewish couple in Antwerp to tutor their four children. This is the story of her extraordinary friendship with the family. Full of misunderstandings and unexpected connections, Mazel Tov is a provocative and disarmingly honest memoir of navigating clashing cultures and unusual friendships – and of how, where adults build walls, sometimes only children can dissolve them.
J.S. Margot goes into discussion with Justine Solomons about Mazel tov, her recently translated book, Solomons is the founder and director of Byte the Book.

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About the author(s)

Margot Vanderstraeten / J.S. Margot (b. 1967) is a Flemish freelance journalist and author. She debuted with the novel All People Bite in 2002, which won the Flemish Debut Prize. Mise en Place (2009) offers the reader a fascinating glimpse into the world of haute cuisine. The novel was nominated...
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8 Mar