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Alison Pick, Suri Rosen among 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Awards winners

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Alison Pick

The winners of this year’s Canadian Jewish Literary Awards, celebrating Jewish literature and culture in Canada, have been announced:

Novel: Nora Gold, Fields of Exile (Dundurn Press)

Scholarship: James A. Diamond, Maimonides and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon (Cambridge University Press)

Biography/Memoir: Alison Pick, Between Gods (Doubleday Canada)

History: Joseph Hodes, From India to Israel: Identity, Immigration, and the Struggle for Religious Equality (McGill–Queen’s University Press)

Youth Literature: Suri Rosen, Playing with Matches (ECW Press)

Poetry: Robyn Sarah, My Shoes Are Killing Me (Biblioasis)

Holocaust Literature: Beverley Chalmers, Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women’s Voices Under Nazi Rule (Grosvenor House)

Short Fiction: Mireille Silcoff, Chez l’Arabe (House of Anansi Press)

Yiddish: Ruth Panofsky, The Collected Poems of Miriam Waddington: A Critical Edition (University of Ottawa Press)

The awards will be presented at a ceremony at York University on Oct. 18.