London’s International Festival of Words and Ideas

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Festival history

Jewish Book Week was the brainchild of a pioneering family, motivated by a love of books, a passion for Jewish culture and the desire to transmit the most significant Jewish ideas, literary achievements, historical insights and contemporary topical debates to anyone interested in new perspectives. 

Click here to read more about its modest beginnings over 60 years ago, and discover its many transformations before arriving at Kings Place in 2012.

 

The JBW Newsfeed

We are saddened to hear about the death of Sir Martin Gilbert at the age of 78. Gilbert – described in The Telegraph’s obituary as “a historian...
Friday, 6 February 2015
Novelist, essayist and critic Adam Mars-Jones joins Michael Ignatieff and Phillip Lopate on The Art of the Essay panel at JBW15. Mars-Jones is the...
Thursday, 29 January 2015
The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World by George Prochnik is the winner of the 2014 National Jewish Book Award in the category of...
Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Video

 
In memory of Sir Martin Gilbert, 1936-2015.