The National Jewish Book Awards have been announced

Book AwardsHere is the list of winners. For finalists and further details check this page at the Jewish Book Council

Jewish Book of the Year
Everett Family Foundation Award

Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle For Israel, 1917-1947
Bruce Hoffman

American Jewish Studies
Celebrate 350 Award

Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism
Adam S. Ferziger
Wayne State University Press


Anthologies and Collections

Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russian and America
Alice Nakhimovsky and Roberta Newman
Indiana University Press


Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir

The Krauss Family Award in Memory of Simon & Shulamith (Sofi) Goldberg

After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring
Joseph Polak; Elie Wiesel, fwd.
Urim Publications

Children’s Literature

Oskar and the Eight Blessings
Tanya Simon and Richard Simon; Mark Siegel, illus.
Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice
Myra H. Kraft Memorial Award

All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir
Shulem Deen
Graywolf Press

Debut Fiction
Goldberg Prize

The Boatmaker
John Benditt
Tin House Books

Education and Jewish Identity

In Memory of Dorothy Kripke

Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli
Ted Merwin
NYU Press

JJ Greenberg Memorial Award

The Last Flight of Poxl West: A Novel
Daniel Torday
St. Martin’s Press

Gerrard and Ella Berman Memorial Award

Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama
Dennis Ross
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


The Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne
Anna Bikont; Alissa Valles, trans.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience
Dorot Foundation Award in Memory of Joy Ungerleider Mayerson

Not In God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Schocken Books


Gabriel: A Poem
Edward Hirsch

Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award

What’s Divine About Divine Law? Early Perspectives
Christine Hayes
Princeton University Press

Sephardic Culture
Mimi S. Frank Award in Memory of Becky Levy

Double Diaspora in Sephardic Literature: Jewish Cultural Production Before and After 1492
David A. Wacks
Indiana University Press

Visual Arts

Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts
Marc Michael Epstein, ed.
Princeton University Press

Women’s Studies
Barbara Dobkin Award

Birth, Sex, and Abuse: Women’s Voices Under Nazi Rule
Beverley Chalmers
Grosvenor House Publishers

Writing Based on Archival Material
The JDC-Herbert Katzki Award

The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France
Ethan B. Katz
Harvard University Press

Young Adult
The Posner Award

The Hired Girl
Laura Amy Schlitz

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