Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards

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Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards

The winners of the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards have been announced. The awards celebrate “excellence in Canadian writing that reflects Jewish themes and subjects in history, fiction, Yiddish, theatre and other fields.” This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Canadian Jewish Book Awards. The awards will be presented on June 4 at 8:00 p.m at the Leah Posluns Theatre (4588 Bathurst Street, Toronto).

The winners of the Canadian Jewish Book Awards:

The Martin and Beatrice Fischer Award in Fiction
A Sharp Intake of Breath by John Miller (The Dundurn Group)

The Francis and Samuel Stein Memorial Award in Youth Literature
Out of Line: Growing up Soviet by Tina Grimberg (Tundra Books)

The Canadian Jewish News Award in Poetry
Laike and Nahum: A Poem in Two Voices by Ruth Panofsky (Inanna Publications)

The Joseph and Faye Tanenbaum Prize in History
Kasztner’s Train by Anna Porter (Douglas & MacIntyre)

The Abe and Fay Bergel Award in Scholarship on a Jewish Subject
Converts, Heretics, and Lepers: Maimonides and the OutsiderM by James Diamond (University of Notre Dame Press)

The Abraham and Eve Trapunski Prize in Yiddish Literature and Translation from Yiddish
Representing the Immigrant Experience: Morris Rosenfeld and the Emergence of Yiddish Literature in America by Marc Miller (Syracuse University Press)

The Canadian Society for Yad Vashem Award in Holocaust Memoir and Literature
Bits and Pieces by Henia Reinhartz (The Azrieli Foundation)

The Samuel and Rose Cohen Memorial Award in Biography/Memoir
They Called Me Meyer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust by Mayer Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (University of California Press)

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