Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature- Finalists Announced!

The Jewish Book Council has today announced its top five finalists for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

You can read more about the award here. It is a very prestigious prize and carries an award of $100,000.

The finalists are:

Elisa Albert for The Book of Dahlia (Free Press)
Sana Krasikov for One More Year (Spiegel & Grau)
Anne Landsman for The Rowing Lesson (Soho Press)
Dalia Sofer for The Septembers of Shiraz (Ecco)
Anya Ulinich for Petropolis (Viking Penguin)

I've included links to my reviews where applicable. Last year's winner was Tamar Yellin for The Genizah at the House of Shepher.

Good luck to all the finalists. Personally, I'm pulling for Ulinich, but I can't wait to see who wins!