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

Two speakers from JBW 2016's evet on Putin's Russia have each won a prestigious prize for their featured books.Arkady Ostrovsky's The Invention...
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Congratulations to JBW 2016 fesvial artist Miranda Lopatkin on being selected for the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition (13 June to 21 August 2016)....
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
JBW returned to Kings Place for three hugely successful out-of-fesival events on May 22 and 23.  On Sunday evening, Mark Lawson interviewed...
Wednesday, 25 May 2016

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