The J Announces Full Author Lineup for 44th Annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

By: St. Louis Jewish Book Festival
ST. LOUIS - Aug. 16, 2022 - PRLog -- The St. Louis Jewish Community Center (The J) will host its 44th annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival from November 6-13. The festival features a lineup of bestselling authors, investigative journalists, Netflix stars, nationally known chefs, true crime events and more.

A bookend event will kick off the festival on Saturday, November 5 at 7:30pm with Phil Rosenthal, star of Netflix series, "Somebody Feed Phil." In "Somebody Feed Phil the Book: Untold Stories, Behind-the-Scenes Photos and Favorite Recipes: A Cookbook," Rosenthal presents never-before-heard stories from every episode of the first four seasons of the series, along with more than 60 of his viewers' most requested recipes.

On Sunday, November 6 at 7pm, the festival's keynote author, former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, will speak at the Staenberg Family Complex's Edison Gymnasium. Yovanovitch will discuss her new book, "Lessons from The Edge: A Memoir," and will be joined onstage by Professor James Wertsch of Washington University in St. Louis.

On Monday, November 7 at 1pm, a historic fiction panel of authors, Rachel Barenbaum ("Atomic Anna") and Lisa Barr ("Woman on Fire"), will explore how fiction provides an avenue for exploring important historical events through different lenses.

New York Times bestselling author Charles Bosworth Jr. and St. Louis criminal defense attorney Joel Schwartz will take the stage on Monday, November 7 at 7pm to discuss their book, "Bone Deep: Untangling the Betsy Faria Murder Case," which explores and expands on the true story behind NBC's mini-series, "The Thing About Pam."

Join Food Network's "Girl Meets Farm" star Molly Yeh ("Home is Where the Eggs Are,") and bagel expert and award-winning author Cathy Barrow ("Bagels, Schmears, and a Nice Piece of Fish: A Whole Brunch of Recipes to Make at Home") for a cookbook panel on Tuesday, November 8 at 7pm.

Julia Haart, star of the Netflix reality show, "My Unorthodox Life", and CEO of modeling agency Elite World Group, will discuss her Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling book, "Brazen," on Thursday, November 10 at 7pm.

In addition to the weeklong festival in November, the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is excited to host a bookend event with James Beard award-winning author Michael W. Twitty to discuss his book, "Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew" on Tuesday, September 13 at 7pm. In "Koshersoul," Twitty considers the marriage of two of the most distinctive culinary cultures in the world today: the foods and traditions of the African Atlantic and the global Jewish diaspora.

For a full list of the festival authors and dates, visit here. (

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