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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Among the finalists and winners of the Jewish Book Council's 2016 National Book Awards were several of JBW's 2017 speakers, including:

Thursday, 1 December 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 sets your pulse racing.


Thursday, 1 December 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 Tuvia Ruebner’s poetry.

Thursday, 1 December 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 Stephen Grosz

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Only four weeks to go until the programme for Jewish Book Week 2017 is revealed!

Expect a host of literary greats, a dose of politics and a dusting of newly-commissioned work alongside a selection of the very best in philosophy, economics, art and science.