Welcome to the


Book Forum

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

The International Writers Festival
  • The Forum

    12-15 May, 2019

    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, which will take place for the first time on May 12-15, 2019, continues on this path.

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  • The Zev Birger Editorial Fellowship Program

    10-16 May, 2019

    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 Peter Mayer, a true friend and a tremendous contributor to the international publishing community, who passed away in early 2018.

  • The 2017 Jerusalem Prize recipient

  • Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgård
  • Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgård

    The Prize has been awarded to Mr. Knausgård by the Mayor of Jerusalem, Mr. Nir Barkat, in an official ceremony held at the YMCA hall, marking the opening of the 2017 Fair.

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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