About Jewish Book Week

Jewish Book Week is London’s longest-running literary festival, having taken place annually since 1952. Each year it brings speakers from around the world – covering art, fiction, history, music, philosophy, poetry, politics, science and more – for a celebration of ideas

The festival features Jewish themes and writers, as well as discussions on the most important issues of the day, and is open to everyone. Over 80 events are presented in-person and online during the nine days of festival itself. A number of special events are also organised over the course of the year, as well as a range of writing programmes and awards.

Jewish Book Week is organised by the Jewish Book Council, a registered UK charity.

Find out more about our history, our team, and the trustees and members of the Jewish Book Council.