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Bernice Rubens (July 26, 1928 - October 13, 2004) was a Welsh novelist and screenwriter. July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² Ethnicity: 97. ...


She was born in Cardiff, Wales, of Russian Jewish descent. Cardiff (Welsh: Caerdydd) is the capital and largest city of Wales. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² Ethnicity: 97. ... The word Jew (Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity; and often a combination of these attributes. ...


She was married to Rudi Nassauer, a wine merchant and novelist. They had two daughters, Rebecca and Sharon.


Bernice Rubens came from a very musical family, both her brothers becoming well-known classical musicians.


Bibliography

  • Set on Edge (1960)
  • Madame Sousatzka (1962)
  • Mate in Three (1966)
  • The Elected Member (1969) (Booker Prize for Fiction 1970)
  • Sunday Best (1971)
  • Go Tell the Lemming (1973)
  • I Sent a Letter To My Love (1975)
  • The Ponsonby Post (1977)
  • A Five-Year Sentence (1978)
  • Spring Sonata (1979)
  • Birds of Passage (1981)
  • Brothers (1983)
  • Mr Wakefield's Crusade (1985)
  • Our Father (1987)
  • Kingdom Come (1990)
  • A Solitary Grief (1991)
  • Mother Russia (1992)
  • Autobiopsy (1993)
  • Hijack (1993)
  • Yesterday in the Back Lane (1995)
  • The Waiting Game (1997)
  • I, Dreyfus (1999)
  • Milwaukee (2001)
  • Nine Lives (2002)
  • The Sergeants' Tale (2003)

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... A Solitary Grief (1991) is a novel by Bernice Rubens about a Harley Street doctor who cannot cope with his own life. ...

External links

  • 1985 audio interview of Bernice Rubens with Don Swaim of CBS Radio, RealAudio

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Bernice Rubens - Telegraph (1231 words)
Bernice Rubens, the writer who died yesterday aged 76, explored "the pathetic secrets of damaged souls" in a series of novels, many of which drew on her own Jewish family childhood in Cardiff; her fourth novel, The Elected Member, won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1970.
Bernice Rubens returned to her Jewish heritage in the novel Brothers (1983), which follows several generations of a Russian Jewish family moving through Europe fleeing persecution.
Between novels, Bernice Rubens wrote and directed documentary films, including a series on Indonesia for the UN and an acclaimed Man Alive documentary about the plight of parents of the mentally handicapped; she also worked abroad occasionally as a British Council representative.
Bernice Rubens | www.somethingjewish.co.uk (2528 words)
Of course Rubens is more than happy to promote the book, but she has her mind on other matters as well.
Being in the position of interviewee rather than interviewer is an odd one, but thankfully Rubens appears interested in the (admittedly mundane) information I tell her, having been unexpectedly put on the spot.
Rubens herself, meanwhile, litters our conversation with references to other interviews she has done recently, with a host of people who have not read her book.
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