Fay: Hello Jess!
Jess: helloo Fay!
Jess: what’s new up your end of the world?
Fay: Do you mean this end of the desk? Not much, it smells like pesto because I just had lunch.
Fay: Would you like to introduce yourself to our dear readers?
Jess: I would love to Fay. My name is Jess, and I am currently a student at the King David School. And apart from loving books, that is the extent of my life at the moment. Boring, I know!
Fay: Everyone, that took her like ten minutes
Fay: So Jess and I were both at the Elliot Perlman event the other night and we got talking about author talks.
Fay: Actually no wait, we’ll start how we always start.
Fay: What are you reading at the moment?
Jess: How appropriate that you mention Elliot Perlman Fay, because I am currently reading his newest novel, The Street Sweeper. How long did that take me Fay?
Fay: And how are you enjoying it, young Jess?
Jess: Well, so far so good. I like how he has interwoven the Holocaust with the Civil Rights movement in America, two subjects that do interest me. So I’m definitely looking forward to going home and reading some more!
Fay: I am not going to talk about 1Q84
Fay: but I am almost finished! and then I am looking forward to reading something short
Fay: like a pamphlet
Fay: or an email.
Fay: SO back to Elliot event, good night right?
Jess: sure was, he was a great speaker. Bu the highlight for me was definitely the tea and cakes at the end. I’m not going to lie, I was eyeing that table for quite some time…
Fay: Mmm kosher cookies!
Fay: Yeah Elliot’s a pretty great speaker, comes from being a barrister maybe?
Fay: And he sure is easy on the old eyes
Fay: Not like he’s attractive to old people
Fay: He’s handsome, and I’m bad at expressing myself
Jess: wow fay, thanks for clearing that up for us, because to be entirely honest I wasn’t really sure where you were going with that….
Fay: He probably is also attractive to old people?
Jess: maybe we should move on?
Fay: Good idea!
Fay: So what other exciting authors have you been to see?
Jess: Most recently I have been to see Jonathan Safran Foer, courtesy of the Wheeler Centre. He was AMAZING! A nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn…
Jess: I bet his yiddishe grandma is so proud of him!
Fay: Nah, he should probably quit that writing nonsense and be a doctor or lawyer
Jess: Well for my sake I’d hope not! He spoke very eloquently. And he sure is easy on the old eyes! (See what I did there Fay?).
Fay: Shut up!
Fay: is he actually though?
Jess: In a nice Jewish boy kind of way, I suppose. But back to his books!
Fay: (I googled him, he’s totally easy on the eyes, old and young!)
Jess: it’s lucky that Foer’s great writing translates into great speaking. he talked about his newest book about vegetarians. and that’s about the extent to which I can tell you about that part of the event.
Jess: but more interestingly however, he gave us a great background to his previous novels Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I highly recommend them! He writes beautifully and his characters are often quirky and clever.
Jess: What about you?
Fay: I’ve actually been let down by authors before.
Fay: One of my favourite children’s authors is Odo Hirsch and I got to hear him speak once. He was really nice, but he was very introspective and quiet
Fay: Which is actually what I love about his stories, but it doesn’t make for great speaking
Fay: luckily it wa a tiny event so we could all sit really close
Jess: I also saw Amos Oz last year! He was awesome. I’m sure he is also easy on the old eyes (cos he’s old)!
Fay: I have also seen….. pretty much no one
Fay: I guess we should go see more people!
Fay: Oh actually I’ve heard Archimede Fusillo speak twice. He’s a young adult author and he’s really fun and lively and chatty
Jess: Archimedes ey? like the dude he sat in the bath and the water went everywhere?
Fay: The very same guy! He was not only a mathematician and physicist but he also wrote a series of popular teen fiction novels!
Fay: And on that note, I think we’ve run out things to say
Fay: Thanks for reading, readers! Catch you next Sat(urday)