Litvinoff at Guardian

Very interesting article at Guardian Online about legendary East End Jewish writer Emanuel Litvinoff.

Below is a clip of me reading a poem, Improve Yourself, at Bishopsgate Institute. The poem is based on an extract of prose from Litvinoff’s Journeys Through A Small Planet (1972; recently republished as a Penguin Classic).


  1. Very nice! Thanks for your tribute, and glad you liked the article. Be sure to check out


  2. Thanks Aaron. Great news about the re-release of Journeys Through A Small Planet. A remarkable, insightful and hugely enjoyable book, especially for anyone interested in the history of the East End, the immigrant experience, and city life.

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