London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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About us

 

Jewish Book Week (JBW) is an annual international cultural festival held mostly at Kings Place, a leading central London performance venue. The festival features an extensive and varied programme, presenting writers and speakers from all over the world, from the most eminent to the first-time published. Thousands of people from all London communities and elsewhere are hosted annually.

Over 75 events are held over nine days, comprising stimulating talks and discussions on contemporary culture, challenging debates on controversial issues, original musical entertainment and drama. Events are held in association with many partners in the media, publishing and charity worlds. Festival participants also speak in several UK cities, as well as in London schools. Unique one-off events are presented outside the festival.

JBW is put on by the Jewish Book Council, a registered educational charity, which also administers associated prizes in translation and journalism.

 

The JBW Newsfeed

Jewish Book Week speaker David Grossman was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for his novel, A Horse Walks Into a Bar at a ceremony...
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Jewish Book Week speaker Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017 for her fourth novel, The Power, it was announced...
Thursday, 8 June 2017
Hear Susan Suleiman discuss her book The Némirovsky Question (Yale University Press, 2017) with Ann Jefferson and Daniel Lee on Monday, June...
Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Video

 
David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-festival event.