London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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Events Archive

Linda Grant, Sarah Moss, Chair: Erica Wagner
Sunday, 5 March 2017 - 2:00pm

Linda’s Grant’s sparkling new novel, The Dark Circle, is set in 1950, two years into the NHS, revolving around a TB sanatorium in the Kent countryside, where the East End Lynsky twins are the only Jews.

Sarah Kaminsky, Chair: Natasha Lehrer
Sunday, 5 March 2017 - 12:30pm

This is the gripping true story of Adolfo Kaminsky who, narrowly escaping deportation to Auschwitz, was recruited as a teenager to join the Jewish underground. Becoming the primary forger for the French Resistance in Paris, he worked tirelessly with his network to help create papers that would save an estimated 14,000 men, women and children from certain death.

Antonia Fraser, Chair: Michael Billington
Sunday, 5 March 2017 - 12:30pm

In May 1978, the award-winning biographer Lady Antonia Fraser and celebrated playwright Harold Pinter boarded a flight destined for Tel Aviv. Antonia Fraser’s chronicle of their trip is now published for the first time.

Boris Fishman, Sana Krasikov, Chair: Michael Goldfarb
Sunday, 5 March 2017 - 12:30pm

Boris Fishman and Sana Krasikov, originally from the former USSR, are two of America’s finest writers of fiction.

Haim Shapira
Sunday, 5 March 2017 - 11:00am

Using a grand piano as his prop, Haim Shapira explores the interplay between happiness and game theory in his contemplation of an eclectic range of theories. His books provide many humorous anecdotes and insightful examples of how our daily lives are affected by Game Theory, the mathematical formulisation of interactive decision-making.


The JBW Newsfeed

Jewish Book Week speakers Philippe Sands and Ayelet Gundar-Goshen have been chosen as joint winners of the JQ Wingate literary prize (worth £4,000)....
Friday, 24 February 2017
Rachel Tzvia Back received The Risa Domb/Porjes Prize and Natasha Lehrer won the Scott Moncrieff Prize at the award ceremony for the Society of...
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Congratulations to JBW 2017 speakers Sarah Moss and Adam Rutherford whose books The Tidal Zone and A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived...
Monday, 6 February 2017


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