Past Events

Here you will find information about all the past events at Jewish Book Week. Each page contains the programme details as published in advance, and - where available - a record of the event as it happened. 

To find an event, you can adjust the view below to display all the events with the most recent or least recent first. Or you can search by speaker name or any keyword for individual events. Five entries are displayed per page. Use the green arrows or previous/1/2/3/next tabs at the top to move further through the listing. 

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Martin Goodman, Chair: Angela Gluck
Tuesday, 2 January 2018

In this authoritative and fascinating study, Professor Martin Goodman outlines a global history of Judaism, from its inception amongst the polytheistic societies of the second millennium, through exile to Babylon in the 5th century BCE, to Jewish communities as far afield as China, India, America, the Middle East and Europe.

Sigrid Rausing, Chair: Philippe Sands, Tuke Hall, Regent's College
Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Sigrid Rausing's memoir, Mayhem, is both extraordinarily honest and exquisitely written. Rausing tells the story of her brother's addiction and her sister-in-law's death with a painterly expertise that goes way beyond the headlines.

Joshua Levine, Chair: Jason Solomons
Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Dunkirk: The History behind the Major Motion Picture is told by Joshua Levine, the historical advisor to Christopher Nolan, in its full, sweeping context. Topping the Sunday Times bestseller list, Levine’s is a  riveting true account of the soldiers, airmen and civilians involved in the nine-day event in 1940, that has passed into legend.

Robert Harris, Chair: Mark Lawson
Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Celebrating the publication of his latest book, Munich, award-winning, bestselling author Robert Harris was in conversation with Mark Lawson at a special Out Of Festival JBW event. Munich is a spy thriller about treason and conscience, loyalty and betrayal, filled with real-life characters – Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini, Daladier – and actua

Nicole Krauss, Chair: AD Miller
Thursday, 31 August 2017

Nicole Krauss, the award-winning, bestselling author of The History of Love and Great House discussed her keenly anticipated new novel, Forest Dark, an achingly beautiful tale of metamorphosis and self-realisation about two lost souls who travel to Israel in search of escape and renewal, with A.D. Miller

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