London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

About us

Jewish Book Week is an annual international literary festival held 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. 

Over 70 events are presented across nine days, comprising stimulating talks and discussions on contemporary culture, challenging debates on controversial issues, original musical entertainment and drama. JBW's events are held in association with many partners in the media, publishing and charity worlds. Associated events featuring JBW speakers are held across the UK and workshops are also organised for children of all ages. Unique one-off events are presented outside the festival.

JBW is presented by the Jewish Book Council, a registered educational charity, which also administers associated prizes in translation and journalism. JBW welcomes thousands of people from all communities across London, the rest of the UK and even Europe and beyond. Programming is seriously underway for next year's festival, which will run from 20 - 28 February. The full programme will be released in December, with some highlights disclosed in Kings Place's January - March brochure, out in October. Next year's starry events include.... watch this space and gradually all will be revealed.    


The JBW Newsfeed

At midday on 2 December all our events will be online and on sale. To book tickets from Wednesday, visit or telephone: 020 7520...
Friday, 27 November 2015
Learn about the past, present and future at our Preview Evening on Monday 8 February at Kings Place from 7pm          ...
Friday, 27 November 2015
We are delighted to announce that 10 events festival events are now on sale. Click here to find out more. The full 2016 programme, including all 65...
Monday, 16 November 2015


Highlights from the 2015 festival are now online.