Lana Citron

Author & Scriptwriter

Lana Citron is a prize-winning author and scriptwriter. She has published five novels, two non-fiction books and numerous short stories, plays, poems, film scripts, articles and book reviews.

Lana’s novels, which have been published in Europe and the US and translated into many languages, are; Sucker, Spilt Milk, TransitThe Honey Trap, and The Brodsky Touch. Her first non-fiction work, A Compendium of Kisses  was ‘book of the week’ in The Economist which described it as ‘an intellectual and indulgent treat; a wonderful and comprehensive book on all things osculatory’.

Lana’s plays and scripts include The Love Saboteur and the multi-award-winning short films I was the Cigarette Girl and Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion. The latter is currently used by 3Faiths Forum in their educational program throughout the UK.

Lana has written numerous articles for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines. In 2013 Huffington Post hosted her blog The Diary of an Accidental Mother.


Bloomsday Special: The Jewish Novel

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James Joyce, the ultimate modernist, made Ireland’s most famous literary character, Leopold Bloom, Jewish, thus making Ireland’s most famous novel, if not a Jewish novel, one with at the very least a distinctly Dublin Jewish flavour. Is there such a thing as the Jewish novel? The Jewish diaspora have carved out a unique identity for […]


The Geography of Thought

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Globalization suggests that we humans are all internationalists, who think similarly and are only cosmetically affected by geography. But is this true? How does geography influence thought and ideas? Do people from different cultures think differently? How much of “home” is there in great art and great creativity? Is there a distinct European, Asia, American, […]


Movies and Books

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This is a must for film buffs, TV aficionados, and book lovers. Join a ten-time Academy Award winner, a Booker prize winner, the brilliant creator of recent TV sensation Deutschland 83 and 86 and a double-Oscar winning producer as they explore books, movies and the future of TV. With David Puttman, Anna Winger, Marlon James, […]


Edible Pleasures: Lana Citron

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Calling all “discerning gourmands”, “connoisseurs of seduction” and “gastronomes of love”, author Lana Citron will be talking desire, passion and the pursuit of oral gratification to celebrate her latest publication Edible Pleasures, a textbook of aphrodisiacs. Lana looks at the culture and history of aphrodisiacs in a talk which will be informative, entertaining, stomach-churning (the […]