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

Congratulations to JBW2016 author Benjamin Markovits, who has been nominated for the prestigious James Tait Black prize for fiction for his...
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Congratulations to JBW speaker Hannah Rothschild, who is the only British author shortlisted for the 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction with her...
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
We were very sorry to learn of the death of playwright, author and poet, Sir Arnold Wesker, aged 83. Watch a video of his moving appearance at...
Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Video

 
An exclusive talk from Andrew Solomon at the 2016 festival.