WELCOME TO THE JERUSALEM INTERNATIONAL BOOK FORUM
Welcome to the

Jerusalem
International

Book Forum

In collaboration with the International Writers Festival, Mishkenot Sha’ananim.

The International Writers Festival
  • The Forum

    Since its inception in 1963, the Jerusalem International Book Fair has brought together members of the international publishing community for a week of professional and intellectual as well as informal gatherings. The Jerusalem International Book Forum, continues on this path.

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  • The Zev Birger Editorial Fellowship Program

    The Zev Birger Editorial Fellowship program, sponsored by the George von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group since its inception in 1985, is a week-long professional seminar bringing together leading editors agents and scouts from around the world to discuss significant issues of interest to the international publishing community.

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The JIBF mourns the loss of our good friend and supporter, Monika Schoeller (S. Fischer Verlag/ Holtzbrinck Publishing Group). A rare and inspiring person, she will be missed by many.

  • The 2019 Jerusalem Prize recipient

  • American Author Joyce Carol Oates
  • American Author Joyce Carol Oates

    The 2019 Jerusalem Prize was awarded to critically acclaimed American Author Joyce Carol Oates. Oates received the prize from the Mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Lion, at the joint opening ceremony…

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Featured Events

Sunday, May 12   17:30 - 19:00
YMCA, King David street
Open to registered participants only

The Awarding of the 2019 Jerusalem Prize to Joyce Carol Oates, Followed By a Tribute to Amos Oz- talk between President Reuven Rivlin, Prof. Fania Oz-Salzbergerand Kobi Meidan.

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Monday, May 13   09:30 - 10:15
YMCA, King David street
Open to registered participants only
The event will be held in English

Keynote Speech by Stephen Rubin (Henry Holt)

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Monday, May 13   10:45 - 12:00
YMCA, King David street
Open to registered participants only
The event will be held in English

Andrew Franklin, Stefan von Holtzbrinck, Markus Dohle and Vera Michalski-Hoffman in Conversation About Their Role as Publishing Leaders.

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Monday, May 13   15:00 - 16:15
YMCA, King David street
Open to registered participants only
The event will be held in English

The Challenges, Changes and Advantages Facing Independent Publishers Today. Featuring Richard Charkin , Sigrid Rausing, Emily Chuang, Moritz Kirschner and Iftach Alony.

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Tuesday, May 14   09:30 - 10:30
YMCA, King David street
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The event will be held in English

The Translator’s Angle: with Evan Fallenberg, Sjón, Moshe Erlendur Okon, Valerie Miles and Marie-Pierre Gracedieu.

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Tuesday, May 14   11:00 - 12:00
YMCA, King David street
Open to registered participants only
The event will be held in English

The Publisher’s Side: with Carmen Pinilla, Elena Ramirez, Hilit Hamou-Meir, Deborah Harris and Gisele Sapiro.

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Tuesday, May 14   15:00 - 16:30
YMCA, King David street
Open to registered participants only
The event will be held in English

A Session Covering Different Markets with Kris Kliemann, Ziv Lewis, Anne Solange Noble, Elena Ramirez and Clare Alexander.

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Wednesday, May 15   09:30 - 11:00
YMCA, King David street
Open to registered participants only
The event will be held in English

Author Discoverability, Influencers and Other Must-Knows for Today’s Publishers. Featuring James Daunt, Judith Curr, Juergen Boos, Sara Lloyd and Navit Barel.

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Wednesday, May 15   11:30 - 12:30
YMCA, King David street
Open to registered participants only
The event will be held in English

Tips, Anecdotes and Lessons Gathered Over the Years by our Publishing Experts. Featuring Richard Charkin, Stephen Rubin, Nelleke Geel, Esther Margolis and Thomas Rathnow.

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Wednesday, May 15   15:00 - 16:30
YMCA, King David street
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The event will be held in English

How Has the World of Streaming TV Changed the Face of Publishing?  Featuring Maria B. Campbell, Jane Friedman, Yuval Horowitz, Arik Kneller and Dror Mishani.

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Wednesday, May 15   20:00 - 23:00
YMCA, King David street
Open to the general public
The event will be held in Hebrew

Daniela Spector, Geva Alon and others in Multidisciplinary Cultural Event The Jerusalem International Book Forum, “Barutina”, and the International Writers Festival are hosting a multidisciplinary cultural event. The audience is…

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  • Sponsored by
  • The Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
  • Penguin Random House
  • Jerusalem Municipality
  • Ariel Municipal Company
  • Ministry of Culture and Sport
  • The Jerusalem Development Authority
  • Mishkenot Sha'ananim
  • YMCA
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