London’s International Festival of Words and Ideas

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Jewish Book Week facts

  • Jewish Book Week is an annual international festival of arts and ideas.
  • 9-day festival deaturing 65 events: book launches, topical debates, interviews, performance and workshops.
  • Sessions on: history, literature, music, cultural icons and new writing.
  • Extensive festival bookshop, in association with Blackwell's.
  • Jewish Book Week is organised by the Jewish Book Council, registered charity no 293800, whose aim is to promote the reading of books on all aspects of Jewish thought and culture.
  • Book launches, readings, author signings, debate, film, performance, walking tours, music, workshops.
  • The Jewish Book Council also administers a triennial award for Hebrew-English translation: The Risa Domb-Porjes Prize; and presents the triennial Chaim Bermant Prize for Journalism.
  • Jewish Book Week is a not-for-profit organisation supported by funds from grant-making trusts and foundations and individual donors.
  • Date and Place of Jewish Book Week 2015: February 21 to March 1, Sundays and evenings at Kings Place; lunchtimes and afternoons at The Jewish Museum.

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In memory of David Landau, 1947-2015.