London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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JBW 2017 will run from 25 February to 5 March. Weekends and weekday evening events will be held at Kings Place, N1 9AG, and midweek lunchtime and early afternoon talks at JW3, NW3 6ET.

We have now completed programming the 2017 festival. Thank you very much indeed for all your submissions. 

We are increasingly interested in presenting a wide range of events to include leading thinkers on art, science, technology and innovation, as well as more traditional talks. Topical debates around recent books are very popular. While the nucleus of our festival is Jewish-themed, our speakers, events and audience all defy narrow categorisation.  

All three Kings Place auditoria are utilised throughout the festival and in February’s festival for the first time free fringe events were held in the public spaces and smaller rooms, some based on books. This trend will continue next year.

As a general principle, while we consider works published between February and July, books published in the UK between September and March are of even greater interest. The publication date is much less significant for international authors and books in translation.  

We now also consider submissions for major events outside the festival period as well as for the festival. 

To submit a proposal, please send us 2 copies or proof copies of the title along with an information sheet containing the following information:

Title and Author

Original language if not English

Publication Date

Author Biography


Author's availability

Contact details for author, representative or publisher


Please do also include any other publicity material that may be relevant.

Submissions should be posted to the following address:


Jewish Book Week

Ort House

126 Albert Street




If copies of the book are not yet available, please submit an information sheet as detailed above to

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