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Latest Updates

JBW 2017 speakers on Wellcome Book Prize Longlist

February 6

JBW speakers commended in US National Book Awards

January 11

JBW 2017 is less than 3 weeks away

December 1

Monday February 6,2017
Congratulations to JBW 2017 speakers Sarah Moss and Adam Rutherford whose books The Tidal Zone and A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived are on the longlist for the Wellcome Book Prize. Hear
Wednesday January 11,2017
Festival speakers Sarit Yishai-Levi, Ezra Glinter, Philippe Sands and Michael Chabon are all honoured in the US National Jewish Book Awards:  Michael Chabon, winner of JBC’s Modern Literary
Thursday December 1,2016
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 and science, you're sure to find something that
Thursday December 1,2016
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 the Illuminated Dark, her outstanding translation of
Thursday December 1,2016
Videos of our 2016 out-of-festival events are available for you to watch for free. Check them out here: David Grossman with Mark Lawson Yotam Ottolenghi with Jonathan Freedland Andrew Solomon with
The JBE Events
Sunday March 5,2017
TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT The George Webber Memorial Evening World-renowned public intellectual, Bernard-
Sunday March 5,2017
A lively evening of jazz, blues, poetry and classic melodies featuring Jacqui Dankworth, Oli Hayhurst, Jeremy Robson,
Sunday March 5,2017
John Steinberg’s Blue Skies Over Berlin is a moving and thought-provoking book about guilt and identity, featuring a
Sunday March 5,2017
James Joyce and Italo Svevo met in Trieste in 1907 when Joyce was Svevo’s English teacher at the Berlitz School. Their
Sunday March 5,2017
Giles Fraser, priest, columnist, broadcaster and educator talks to Richard Harries about his upbringing as the child of