The winners of this year’s Vine Awards for the best in Canadian Jewish literature, administered by the Koffler Centre of the Arts, were announced at a ceremony at Toronto’s Park Hyatt Hotel on Oct. 3.
The prize, administered by the Koffler Centre of the Arts, offers a prize of $10,000 in each of four categories, with a fifth award for poetry in alternating years.
A jury comprising authors Ami Sands Brodoff, Bob Bossin, and Cary Fagan selected the following recipients from 58 submissions:
Fiction: Peter Behrens for his novel Carry Me (House of Anansi Press)
Non-fiction: Miriam Libicki for her memoir Toward a Hot Jew (Fantagraphics Books)
History: Matti Friedman for his RBC Taylor Prize–shortlisted title Pumpkin Flowers: A Soldier’s Story (McClelland & Stewart)
Children’s/YA: Irene N. Watts and Katheryn E. Shoemaker, ill., Seeking Refuge (Tradewind Books)