London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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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

Videos of our 2016 out-of-festival events are available for you to watch for free. Check them out here:David Grossman with Mark LawsonYotam...
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
The 2017 Festival is live and on-sale to book your tickets online or by phone.With over 70 events featuring stars of all the arts, media, politics...
Thursday, 1 December 2016
We are delighted to announce that the triennial Risa Domb/Porjes Award for Hebrew-English Translation has been awarded to Rachel Tzvia Back for In...
Thursday, 1 December 2016

Video

 
Unable to appear at a scheduled event, Etgar Keret sends his best to Jewish Book Week.