Stories by John Steinberg



Interview and video from my talk during Jewish Book Week

My talk at Jewish Book Week in March, with Richard Aronowitz and Jenni Frazer in March was filmed. Seemed to go down rather well. Click into this post to watch the video 

Blue Skies for TV?

The Story I've been working on the possible adaptation of Blue Skies over Berlin for a dramatic TV production. Introducing Eva Schlessinger Teenager daughter of a rich Aryan family in Berlin during the war, Eva insulates herself from the atrocities... Continue Reading →

Barnet Times reviews Blue Skies

Businessman turned author John Steinberg from Hampstead publishes second novel Blues Skies Over Berlin ahead of Jewish Book Week Mattie Lacey-Davidson the Times' Features Editor interviewed John in February 2017. John told Mattie “The main thread throughout the book is art,... Continue Reading →

A radio interview with The Jewish Views 9th Feb 2017

Yesterday I did a radio interview for the Jewish Views, I covered a synopsis of my book and a little on my own journey as an author. Click below to access the podcast and drag the cursor to start at... Continue Reading →

Spiro Ark is hosting a talk inspired by Blue Skies Over Berlin 12.2.17

I'll be discussing my book with Dr Tali Lowenthal and Eduardo Pitchon When: 12/02/2017 Where: Shtiebel, 10a Canfield Gardens, London NW6 Time: 19.30PM Contact: 0207 794 4655 Price: £10 over the telephone Dr Lowenthal is is the Director of the Chabad Research Unit and an author.... Continue Reading →

2017 events and talks

2017 is shaping up to be a busy year in my local area, with a series of events and book talks planned at local venues (and Israel!). Hope you can join me.  24th Jan at 6.30pm at the Swiss Cottage... Continue Reading →

Interview with Ham and High January 2017

This interview covered my current book Blue Skies Over Berlin and touched on my new project.  

New book – Blue Skies over Berlin

My new novel went on sale last week, really interested to hear what you think. Overview A young German woman moves to London from war-ravaged Berlin in 1956 to start a new life. She takes a new name – Charlotte... Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Book Review: “Shimon”, the Story of a Talmudic Giant

Written by: Rochel Sylvetsky A book about a gladiator turned Talmudic Sage, which inadvertently shows the greatness of the Torah's attitude to human failings. "Shimon" is the story of the life of third century Talmudic scholar Resh Lakish, whose real... Continue Reading →

John Steinberg’s Interview with Ham & High

Ham & High, Thursday 14th August 2014. "Gladiator who became a sage inspired writer" A first-time author tells Harry Kemble how a chance meeting helped spark his novel. It is not hard to see the reasons why first-time author John... Continue Reading →

Just a minor setback…

Now I had developed those lines into a range of greetings cards, would anyone share my unusual brand of humour? I wondered. The answer after presenting my wares to all and sundry was an emphatic ‘NO!’. They were either too caustic... Continue Reading →

A line for everyday

For me the desire to start writing was more a quest to see my own thoughts in print rather than any hope of making an impression on the literary world. I had always been interested in comedy and I wanted... Continue Reading →

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