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Latest Updates

Spring Debuts at Second Home

Wednesday
April 19

Jonathan Safran Foer: Here I Am

Wednesday
April 19

JBW speakers on Baileys, Wellcome and Orwell Prize lists

Wednesday
April 19

Monday February 6,2017
Congratulations to JBW 2017 speakers Sarah Moss and Adam Rutherford whose books The Tidal Zone and A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived are on the longlist for the Wellcome Book Prize. Hear
Wednesday January 11,2017
Festival speakers Sarit Yishai-Levi, Ezra Glinter, Philippe Sands and Michael Chabon are all honoured in the US National Jewish Book Awards:  Michael Chabon, winner of JBC’s Modern Literary
Thursday December 1,2016
The 2017 Festival is live and on-sale to book your tickets online or by phone. With over 70 events featuring stars of all the arts, media, politics and science, you're sure to find something that
Thursday December 1,2016
We are delighted to announce that the triennial Risa Domb/Porjes Award for Hebrew-English Translation has been awarded to Rachel Tzvia Back for In the Illuminated Dark, her outstanding translation of
Thursday December 1,2016
Videos of our 2016 out-of-festival events are available for you to watch for free. Check them out here: David Grossman with Mark Lawson Yotam Ottolenghi with Jonathan Freedland Andrew Solomon with
The JBE Events
Sunday May 28,2017
Here I Am is a dazzling and original American family novel for our times, exploring what it means to be human and
Wednesday May 17,2017
Passion and possesion are the prevailing themes in the stunning debut novels from Eli Goldstone and Olivia Sudjic. Hear