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Awards: Sigal Samuel among 2016 Canadian Jewish Literary Award winners

Sigal Samuel

Sigal Samuel

The winners of this year’s Canadian Jewish Literary Awards were announced on Sept. 29. Winners in eight categories were chosen from a list of 60 submitted works. Judges included authors Edward Trapunski‚ Michael Posner‚ and Lesley Simpson‚ along with New Jewish Press co-publisher Andrea Knight‚ Holocaust Literature Research Institute director Alain Goldschläger‚ and Ontario Jewish Archives board member Judith Ghert. The following recipients will be celebrated at a gala at Toronto’s York University on Oct. 30.


Holocaust Literature

  • Agata Tuszyńska‚ A Family History of Fear (Knopf Canada)


  • Howard Akler, Men of Action (Coach House Press)

Children and Youth Fiction

  • Anne Dublin‚ 44 Hours or Strike! (Second Story Press)


  • Michael Marrus‚ Lessons of the Holocaust (University of Toronto Press)


  • Helen Mintz‚ trans.‚ Vilna, My Vilna: Stories by Abraham Karpinowitz (Syracuse University Press)

Jewish Thought and Culture

  • Julia Creet‚ Sara R. Horowitz‚ and Amira Bojadzija-Dan, eds.‚ H.G. Adler: Life, Literature, Legacy (Northwestern University Press)


  • Sarah Phillips‚ Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary Imagination (Columbia University Press)