(JTA) – An author said he was “shocked and upset” to learn that two British literary events declined to invite him to speak after learning he was Jewish.
Richard Zimler’s newest book is The Gospel According to Lazarus. He wrote in the British daily newspaper The Guardian that his publicist was “turned down by two cultural organizations that had previously shown enthusiasm for hosting an event with me. ‘They asked me if you were Jewish, and the moment I said you were, they lost all interest,” his publicist said. [Read more…]