The Jewish Book Council 2012 National Jewish Book Awards Winners have been announced! The winners are:
The Lifetime Achievement Award: Eric R. Kandel
Jewish Book of the Year: City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York, With a Visual Essay
American Jewish Studies: Messianism, Secrecy and Mysticism: A New Interpretation of Early American Jewish Life
Anthologies and Collections: Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame.
Biography, Autobiography, Memoir: Howard Fast: Life and Literature in the Left Lane
Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Meet at the Ark at Eight
Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice: Davening: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Prayer
Education and Jewish Identity: Development, Learning and Community: Educating for Identity in Pluralistic Jewish HIgh Schools
Fiction: The Innocents
History: Israel: A History
Holocaust: Collect and Record: Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe
Illustrated Children’s Book: The Shema in the Mezuzah: Listening to Each Other
Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: Koren Talmud Bavli
Outstanding Debut Fiction: The Sensualist: A Novella
Scholarship: The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492
Sephardic Culture: Poverty and Welfare among the Portuguese Jews of Early Modern Amsterdam
Women’s Studies: The Men’s Section: Orthodox Jewish Men in an Egalitarian World.
Writing Based on Archival Material: The History of the Holocaust in Romania
Visit the Jewish Book Council to see the list of the authors of the above winning books. You will also be able to see the finalists in the various categories.
I have read a few of the books, and will definitely be reading more on the list.
Mazal Tov! Congratulations to everyone involved!