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  • On Jewish writing

    May 3, 2013 | 9:50 am

    I’m noticing a trend among my coreligionists-who-write: arguing against being “labeled” as Jewish writers — especially when they are simultaneously speaking in Jewish-sponsored lecture/reading series, blogging for the Jewish Book Council, and/or benefiting from awards given...

  • Five authors named finalist for Sami Rohr Prize

    February 28, 2013 | 8:44 am

    Five authors from three countries were named the finalists for the 2013 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

    The Jewish Book Council on Wednesday announced the nominees for their works of Jewish fiction.

    The nominees are Shani Boianjiu, for "The People Of Forever Are Not...

  • Jewish Book Council names Sami Rohr Prize finalists

    January 26, 2012 | 10:24 am

    The Jewish Book Council announced its five finalists for the 2012 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

    The $100,000 prize, presented annually since 2007, is awarded to fiction and non-fiction writers in alternating years, with this year’s focus on non-fiction.

    The finalists...

  • Book Tour Blues

    By Gina Nahai

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "Never again," I swear every time I'm on book tour. I'll never do this again, I don't care if I sell one book or 10 million, I'm not getting on another 6 a.m. flight out of an airport that's been closed for two days due to bad weather and is therefore mobbed now with livid...
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  • Jews’ Winning Words

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Nobody remembers whether the Torah has ever won a book award before. This year's National Jewish Book Award for general nonfiction goes to "Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary," edited by David Lieber and Jules Harlow (Jewish Publication Society, 2001).

    Ten years in the making, "Etz...

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