Welcome to the Jewish Literary Foundation. We are the UK’s Jewish literary platform presenting the best in contemporary literature and ideas through events and cultural experiences, to inspire readership, connect with Jewish culture, and entertain audiences.

Read more

JLF Pattern
Highlight

Emerging Writers Programme

Learn about our mentoring and support scheme in this short film featuring mentors and participants in the Genesis JLF Emerging Writers Programme

23 May 2024 | 3 mins

Highlight

Emerging Writers Programme

Learn about our mentoring and support scheme in this short film featuring mentors and participants in the Genesis JLF Emerging Writers Programme

23 May 2024 | 3 mins

Book Week 24

Attendance for our 73rd annual festival rose by 15% year-on-year at Kings Place, London, with thousands more joining online. The line-up of over 90 conversations, performances, debates, workshops and talks featured David Baddiel, Sarah Bernstein, Simon Schama, Lemn Sissay, Hadley Freeman, Nicholas Hytner, Ruth Wisse, Anshel Pfeffer, Elif Shafak, Howard Jacobson, Henry Goodman, Ayelet Gunder-Goshen, Philippe Sands and many more.

Kings Place, London | Online

Book Week 24

Attendance for our 73rd annual festival rose by 15% year-on-year at Kings Place, London, with thousands more joining online. The line-up of over 90 conversations, performances, debates, workshops and talks featured David Baddiel, Sarah Bernstein, Simon Schama, Lemn Sissay, Hadley Freeman, Nicholas Hytner, Ruth Wisse, Anshel Pfeffer, Elif Shafak, Howard Jacobson, Henry Goodman, Ayelet Gunder-Goshen, Philippe Sands and many more.

Kings Place, London | Online

Stay in the know

Sign up to be the first to hear about our events and news

Stay in the know

Sign up to be the first to hear about our events and news

JLF Player

Introducing our new JLF Player. With over 1,000 hours of content, search, explore and experience speakers from our Book Week festivals and other events over the past 16 years.

 
Genesis Emerging Writers Programme

Genesis Emerging Writers Programme

Presenting ten fresh literary voices to be launched at Book Week 2024. Read about our new talent and their established author mentors.

Authors in Schools Programme

Authors in Schools Programme

Our schools programme allows young people access to a range of authors whose books explore, reflect and help to shape the cultural current of our times. 

Awards & Prizes

Awards & Prizes

Our awards include the triennial Risa Domb/Porjes Prize for Hebrew English translation and the Jewish Children’s Book Awards Prize for Writing and Illustration. Discover the latest winners.

Our supporters

Dangoor Education
Eduard Shyfrin and Family
Genesis Foundation
Klein Family Foundation
The National Library of Israel
Pears Foundation
The Edith & Ferdinand Porjes Charitable Fund