Brazilian writer Michel Laub and British writer Thomas Harding have each been named winners of the 2015 JQ-Wingate Literary Prize; Laub in the fiction category, for Diary of the Fall, and Harding in the non-fiction category, for Hanns and Rudolf.
The JC's Gerald Jacobs encapsulates the festival experience as "huge yet informal. Cerebral yet accessible." JBW is, he writes, "hard to resist."
The Jewish Daily Forward''s Anne Joseph shares her impressions of the conversation between Deborah Treisman, fiction editor of The New Yorker, and Hadley Freedman, columnist and feature writer at The Guardian, at JBW15.