London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

About us

 

Jewish Book Week (JBW) is an annual international cultural festival held mostly at Kings Place, a leading central London performance venue. The festival features an extensive and varied programme, presenting writers and speakers from all over the world, from the most eminent to the first-time published. Thousands of people from all London communities and elsewhere are hosted annually.

Over 75 events are held over nine days, comprising stimulating talks and discussions on contemporary culture, challenging debates on controversial issues, original musical entertainment and drama. Events are held in association with many partners in the media, publishing and charity worlds. Festival participants also speak in several UK cities, as well as in London schools. Unique one-off events are presented outside the festival.

JBW is put on by the Jewish Book Council, a registered educational charity, which also administers associated prizes in translation and journalism.

 

The JBW Newsfeed

The political career of Shimon Peres lasted almost as long as a normal lifetime – three score and ten years.The secret of such longevity was his...
Thursday, 29 September 2016
In a Jewish Book Week special autumn event Jodi Picoult presents her new novel Small Great Things.Jodi Picoult is one of the highest selling authors...
Friday, 23 September 2016
Jewish Book Week is delighted to be working in association with the Ham and High festival to bring you The Rise and The Fall: Sport and Society with...
Friday, 9 September 2016

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Saul David discusses the Entebbe Raid's most dramatic moments.