I’ve done hundreds of interviews with the famous and the not-so-famous. I do my best to try to ask the questions that anybody would ask if they had access to these subjects. So I do lots of research and present in-depth portraits, conscious that any interview can only skim the surface and be a snapshot of a person’s thoughts and feelings on that day, on that date.
If you want to check out a (partial) list of the hundreds of interviews I’ve done over the years, please take a look.
For the JC by Jenni Frazer Nov 2020 The year is 1841 — coincidentally the same year as the JC was established — and we are on a ship bound for Tasmania, sailing from London. And the passengers? One hundred and eighty women, all convicted of a variety of petty crimes. It’s a long journey […]
For the JC Dec 18 2020 Riva Lehrer is an artist. Riva Lehrer is a Jewish artist. Riva Lehrer is a disabled Jewish artist, and a professor. And now she is the author of an extraordinary memoir, Golem Girl, in which she charts with great humour and intimacy her life story, growing up in America […]
For JN December 2020 The young Albert Dadon, he admits, believed he could only really follow one career path. But today he can easily be described as an Australian businessman, a philanthropist, and an accomplished musician who has made 14 popular albums. And next week he is presiding over the latest version of the event […]
For the JC December 2020 If there is one person who cannot wait for lockdown to be lifted, it is filmmaker Dekel Berenson. The Haifa-born writer, producer and director is champing at the bit to get to Israel, to begin making his first feature film. In the meantime, Berenson has become an award-winner for his […]
For the JC Nov 2020 Australian publishers, in popular British imagination, usually come in the form of tycoons such as Kerry Packer or Rupert Murdoch, aka the Dirty Digger. But there is another model: the specialist publisher, Schwartz Media and its books arm, Black Inc, headed by the genial Morry Schwartz. Schwartz, a youthful 72, […]
Albert Dadon for JN December 2020 by Jenni Frazer The young Albert Dadon, he admits, believed he could only really follow one career path. But today he can easily be described as an Australian businessman, a philanthropist, and an accomplished musician who has made 14 popular albums. And next week he is presiding over the […]
Dore Gold for JC Aug 2020 Dr Dore Gold, a former director-general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, an adviser on foreign affairs to two Israeli prime ministers, and a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, must have been one of the few people in the country not to be surprised at the news of a […]
For the JC August 20 2020 There is a nice distinction between the titles of the latest extended essay from France’s leading intellectual, Bernard-Henri Lévy. In Britain and America, this pungent broadside against received wisdom is called The Virus In The Age Of Madness. In French, however, it is called Ce virus que rend fou […]
For the JC August 7 2020 If ever there were a Jewish leader who puts his money where his mouth is, it is Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress and arguably the de facto leader of the Jewish world. Thanks to him, thousands upon thousands of Jewish children in central and eastern Europe […]
For the JN July 31 2020 Imran Ahmed can’t quite believe it himself. From being a “baby” NGO launched just nine months ago, his Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) is now playing with the big boys. This week, working with Tracy-Ann Oberman on the successful 48-hour boycott of Twitter, the youthful 41-year-old was celebrating […]