Friday, March 13, 2009

Congratulations to Ariel Sabar

Congratulations to Ariel Sabar, winner of the National Book Critics Circle award for autobiography, for his incredible My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq.

You can read my review here.

My Father's Paradise was one of the best books I read in 2008, and one of the best nonfiction books I've read ever. And every single person I know who's read it, has loved it. It doesn't matter what your background is, or how much you think you might be interested in the subject. It's a wonderful book. Read it. And congrats to Sabar.


bermudaonion said...

What terrific news! I'm so glad he won.

Dave said...

I'm with you on his one. My book club really enjoyed it, and it's hard to find a book that is uniformly praised by them.
As one of Ariel's editors while he was at The Baltimore Sun, I also am happy to see him strike gold in his new career as an author.

The Bookworm said...

wow, sounds like a fabulous book!

LorMil said...

This is one amazing book, and I enjoyed every word.

He is so deserving!

Zibilee said...

I loved this book! I am so glad he won this!

Unknown said...

I can't wait to read it.
My book club is reading it in May. We are on hiatus till May we will be reading it in May. Thanks for the heads up that he received the award.
I hear great things about it, he then deserves the Jewish Book Award.