Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature Announced

The Jewish Book Council announced today that Sana Krasikov is the winner of the 2009 Sami Rohr Prize, a $100,000 award for the best in contemporary Jewish writing, for her debut short story collection, One More Year.

You can read my review of One More Year here. I loved it!

The other finalists were:

Elisa Albert for The Book of Dahlia (Free Press)

Anne Landsman for The Rowing Lesson (Soho Press)

Dalia Sofer for The Septembers of Shiraz (Ecco)

Anya Ulinich for Petropolis (Viking Penguin)

Congratulations to Ms. Krasikov on her well-deserved honor.


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Meytal Radzinski said...

Are all the nominated authors women? That's pretty interesting... And I again wonder what qualifies as "Jewish literature". Is it literature written by someone Jewish, or literature that deals with Judaism, or is it something entirely undefined?

Marie Cloutier said...

Anonymous, it looks like that this year all the nominees are women, but that's not a rule! As far as what counts as Jewish literature, there are lots of opinions on that! :-)