Friday, May 05, 2006

2006 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Literary Prize

The Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Literary Prize is Britain’s only major literary award for Jewish-interest books, both fiction and nonfiction. Awarded annually since 1977, the prize recognises work that stimulates an interest in and awareness of themes of Jewish concern among a wider reading public.

Matthew Reisz, editor of the Jewish Quarterly, commented: “There are many powerful works of fiction and nonfiction being published today which explore Jewish heritage and the crisis in the Middle East or open up important new perspectives on the dark heart of the 20th century. The shortlist admirably reflects the sheer range and variety of what is out there.”

The following titles have been shortlisted for the 2006 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Literary Prize:

Unity (Maia Press)/ Michael Arditti
Fatelessness (Harvill) / Imre Kertész
Sobibor (Aurora Metro)/ Jean Molla
The Genizah at the House of Shepher (Toby Press) / Tamar Yellin

Witnesses of War: Children’s Lives under the Nazis (Jonathan Cape) / Nicholas Stargardt
Yiddish Civilisation: The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) / Paul Kriwaczek
The View from the Fence: The Arab-Israeli Conflict from the Present to Its Roots (Continuum) / Neill Lochery

The winner of the 2006 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Literary Prize will be announced on May 3, 2006


Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWAP by Sam Moffie should have been included.

Thursday, February 08, 2007 12:21:00 PM  

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