JBW had a brilliant time at the London Chanukah celebrations in Trafalgar Square last night, hosted by London Mayor Sadiq Khan. We loved the giant menorah and performance by the Maccabeats - well done to the Jewish Leadership Council and the London Jewish Forum who organised the event. Happy Hannukah to all of our speakers, audience members and staff and everyone in our festival family!
Kapka Kassabova, who will be speaking on her stunning new book, Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe, has won Scottish Book of the Year at the Saltire Literary Awards
JBW author David Bolchover has been shortlisted for the 2017 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award for his book The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide to Football Glory, published by Biteback Publishing.
Two authors speaking at JBW 2018 appear on the shortlist for the Baillie Gifford prize for Non-Fiction; Simon Schama, for his Belonging: The Story of the Jews, 1492 – 1900; and and Kapka Kassabova for her Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe.
Congratulations and good luck to all the shortlisted writers!