London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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Past Events

Here you will find information about all the past events at Jewish Book Week. Each page contains the programme details as published in advance, and - where available - a record of the event as it happened. 

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Jonathan Safran Foer, Chair: Hephzibah Anderson
Sunday, 28 May 2017

Here I Am is a dazzling and original American family novel for our times, exploring what it means to be human and questioning how we claim our own identities with compassion and creativity, confirming author Jonathan Safran Foer’s place as one of today’s most important writers.

Eli Goldstone, Olivia Sudjic, Chair: Lucy Scholes
Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Passion and possession are the prevailing themes in the stunning debut novels from Eli Goldstone and Olivia Sudjic. They discussed their work with journalist Lucy Scholes. We were delighted to present this event in partnership with Second Home's bookshop Libreria, just off Brick Lane.

Bernard-Henri Lévy, Chair: Philippe Sands
Sunday, 5 March 2017

TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT

The George Webber Memorial Evening

Jacqui Dankworth, Oli Hayhurst, Maureen Lipman, Jeremy Robson, Art Themen, Charlie Wood
Sunday, 5 March 2017

A lively evening of jazz, blues, poetry and classic melodies featuring Jacqui Dankworth, Oli Hayhurst, Jeremy Robson, Art Themen and Charlie Wood.

Richard Aronowitz, John Steinberg, Chair: Jenni Frazer
Sunday, 5 March 2017

This event took place on Sunday 5 March 2017 as part of Jewish Book Week 2017. To watch a video of this event, click here.

The JBW Newsfeed

Jewish Book Week speaker David Grossman was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for his novel, A Horse Walks Into a Bar at a ceremony...
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Jewish Book Week speaker Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017 for her fourth novel, The Power, it was announced...
Thursday, 8 June 2017
Hear Susan Suleiman discuss her book The Némirovsky Question (Yale University Press, 2017) with Ann Jefferson and Daniel Lee on Monday, June...
Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Video

 
David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-festival event.