The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated from German by Susan Bernofsky and published by Portobello Books, has won the 2015Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Jenny Erpenbeck spoke on her astonishing novel at Jewish Book Week 2015.
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."