"Aimee Ginsburg Bikel is a wonderful speaker- warm, inviting, funny, and wise. And she writes like an angel!" - Erica Jong
"Aimee lights up the room with her intelligence and her charm. She is the real deal." - Ed Asner
"Aimee is a brilliant writer who mesmerizes audiences with her masterful storytelling and extraordinary breadth of knowledge." - Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary)
"Your words were powerful and inspiring. Thank you." -LA Mayor Eric Garcetti
Silver Medal to The City Of Light
News Flash: The City Of Light, by Theodore Bikel and Aimee Ginsburg Bikel, has won the silver medal in its category from the Forword's India Press Awards. Mazal Tov to our publishers Mandel Vilar Press and MomentBooks, to our illustrator Noah Phillips, and to the whole team! To buy your copy, go HERE
As both a writer and a public speaker, I have been given the remarkable privilege of doing what I love best: connecting to people everywhere. After living in three continents and calling them home, I really do feel that the whole world is my home, and that the people of the world are my family. As a journalist, I've covered natural disasters, terrible violence, and religious-ethnic strife. These have been heartbreaking to witness. But what have really stayed with me are the resilience of the people I have met, their courage and ingenuity, their insistence on beauty, and on love. I have had the great honor of seeing real changes in law, public policy, and in every day lives of people as the result of my work. I have noticed that I love the process of getting to know someone intimately, for the purpose of an interview or profile, as much as I love standing in front of an audience and relaying my messages of hope, responsibility, and our shared humanity. I guess my writing and my speaking are two sides of that same coin: interconnection.
- Aimee Ginsburg Bikel
NEW: From my blog "The energy in the room shifts. We have spoken of everything else and now there is no way to avoid it. It is time to talk about the Portillo family’s attempt to cross over, legally, into the United States, requesting asylum under international and US law. Tomás and Clarissa glance at each other and look down, then again, wanting to share this experience with us, not wanting to relive it. Jeramias, the eldest, claims his Papa’s lap. As Tomás slowly begins and as the story unfolds, the boy nods his head, silently approving every word as truth. I have interviewed hundreds, thousands of people in my long career as an investigative reporter. Although it was hard to stay completely present as emotions of anger, disgust, and grief coursed through me, I believe every word Tomás and Clarissa told me this day..."- for full entry click here.
The City Of Light
Now in a second printing, The City of Light by Aimee Ginsburg Bikel and Theo Bikel, is a timeless children's classic.
NEWS: The City Of Light has made the 2020 Skipping Stones magazine honor awards list. We are so proud to be recognized by this wonderful institution.