Benjamin Balint joins Eve to discuss his hot-off-the-press book about Franz Kafka, or to be more precise, the court case that decided who owns the genius’s literary legacy. Involving Germany and Israel, issues of identity and religion, nationality and WW2, friendship and loyalty, the trial was much deeper than just a question of legal ownership of the papers of a writer who died nearly a century ago. Balint’s brilliant book on the 9 year ‘custody case’ raises fascinating questions that will resonate for many of us.

Written by Eve Harow