Events 2016

Jewish Book Week holds recordings of nearly 1000 of our past events. You can click on the boxes below to browse by festival year, or type in the fields to search for a speaker, event title or topic.

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Contributor(s): Barnaby Wright | Jake Auerbach


Jake Auerbach presented a screening of his new film FRANK about his father, the artist Frank Auerbach, to coincide with Tate Britain’s current exhibition of... read more

Judith Kerr: A Storyteller’s Life

Contributor(s): Judith Kerr  | Nicolette Jones

21/05/2016 - 3:30 pm

Judith Kerr is one of the world’s finest and best-loved writers for children and young adults. Among her best-loved classics are Mog, The Tiger Who Cam... read more

The Soho Chronicles

Contributor(s): William Kentridge | Matthew Kentridge

28/02/2016 - 8:00 pm

In his book The Soho Chronicles, Matthew Kentridge documents the series of ten animated films made over 22 years by his brother, the internationally-celebrat... read more

What Happened at the Metropole: A Play in Two Acts

Contributor(s): Adam Fergusson | Eleanor Bron | Ilan Goodman | Nicholas Jones

28/02/2016 - 8:00 pm

In Association with the Wiener Library. What Happened at the Metropole – a docudrama in two acts – is written by Adam Fergusson and Caroline Moorehe... read more

Catch the Jew

Contributor(s): Tuvia Tenenbom | Nick Cohen

28/02/2016 - 6:30 pm

Who is Tuvia Tenenbom, alias Tobi the German, the Bnei Brak-born gonzo journalist who goes where others fear to tread? Everywhere Tobi ventures he encounters a... read more

Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence

Contributor(s): Jonathan Sacks | Daniel Finkelstein

28/02/2016 - 6:30 pm

In his powerful and timely new book, Not in God’s Name, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks tackles the phenomenon of religious extremism. If religion is perceived t... read more

Five Selves

Contributor(s): Emanuela Barasch- Rubinstein | Mekella Broomberg

28/02/2016 - 6:30 pm

Scholar and author Emanuela Barasch-Rubinstein’s beautiful collection of short stories describes the five selves of modern Israeli identity, covering dive... read more

Shylock is My Name

Contributor(s): Howard Jacobson | Polly Findlay | Alex Clark

28/02/2016 - 5:00 pm

Written with Howard Jacobson’s customary originality, energy and wit, Shylock is My Name is the Man Booker Prize-winner’s profound and provocative re-tel... read more

Scary Old Sex

Contributor(s): Arlene Heyman, | Irma Kurtz

28/02/2016 - 5:00 pm

In conversation with Irma Kurtz, Arlene Heyman, New York psychoanalyst and Bernard Malamud’s muse, introduces her debut collection of short stories, reveali... read more

Art and Religion in the 21st Century

Contributor(s): Aaron Rosen | Leni Diner Dothan | Ben Quash

28/02/2016 - 5:00 pm

In Art + Religion in the 21st Century, Aaron Rosen has conducted the first in-depth study of an international roster of contemporary artists who use their wo... read more

Nordic Noir

Contributor(s): Harri Nykänen | Adam LeBor

28/02/2016 - 3:30 pm

In association with The Finnish Institute in London Nordic Noir has already swept the world. Finland’s Harri Nykänen, creator of Jewish detective Ariel Kafk... read more

Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern

Contributor(s): Philip Rylands

28/02/2016 - 3:30 pm

Philip Rylands – Director of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum – is coming especially from Venice to give an illustrated talk about the collection and its... read more

Forgotten Fictions: The Wise Virgins

Contributor(s): Lyndall Gordon | Nicola Beauman | Anne Sebba

28/02/2016 - 3:30 pm

JBW joins forces with the Society of Authors to celebrate Persephone Press’s new edition of Leonard Woolf’s forgotten classic, The Wise Virgins. Written on... read more

Waking Lions and Chains of Sand

Contributor(s): Ayelet Gundar-Goshen | Jemma Wayne | Josh Glancy

28/02/2016 - 2:00 pm

Rapidly following her acclaimed debut One Night Markowitz, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s second novel, Waking Lions, is a gripping, suspenseful and morally devast... read more

The Ignorant Maestro

Contributor(s): Itay Talgam

28/02/2016 - 2:00 pm

In The Ignorant Maestro, symphony orchestra conductor Itay Talgam draws on his experience on the podium to reveal the conductor’s art. Turning to six of th... read more

The House by the Lake

Contributor(s): Thomas Harding  | James Harding

28/02/2016 - 2:00 pm

Thomas Harding, prize-winning author of Hanns and Rudolf, talks to his cousin, James Harding, about The House by the Lake, the story of their family’s... read more