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21st  Annual Jewish Book Awards
When

Monday, May 25, 2009 - 7:00pm

Where

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The public are invited to the 21st annual Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards on Monday, May 25 at 8 p.m. at the Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Avenue.

The awards celebrate excellence in Canadian writing on Jewish themes and subjects. Eight books in a variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children’s literature will be recognized at the special Awards evening. The Awards ceremony is FREE and open to the public. The Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards is a program of the Koffler Centre of the Arts.

The fiction award winner this year is The White Space Between (Second Story Press), a novel about the children of Holocaust survivors by Montreal writer, Ami Sands Brodoff. You can find Open Book's Ten Questions interview with the author here.

Details on the event and all the winners are available at kofflerarts.org.

The 2009 winners are:

1) BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

The Canadian Jewish News Award

Peter C. Newman, Izzy: the Passionate Life and Turbulent Times of Izzy Asper, Canada’s Media Mogul

Published by Harper Collins Canada

2) FICTION

The Beatrice and Martin Fischer Award

Ami Sands Brodoff, The White Space Between

Published by Second Story Press

3) HISTORY

The Joseph and Faye Tanenbaum Award

Barrie Wilson, How Jesus Became Christian

Published by Random House Canada

4) HOLOCAUST LITERATURE

The Canadian Society for Yad Vashem Award

Joseph Kertes, Gratitude

Published by Penguin Canada

5) POETRY

The Samuel and Rose Cohen Award

Isa Milman, Prairie Kaddish

Published by Coteau Books

6) SCHOLARSHIP ON A JEWISH SUBJECT

The Abe and Fay Bergel Award

Reinhold Kramer, Mordecai Richler: Leaving St. Urbain

Published by McGill-Queen’s University Press

7) YIDDISH LITERATURE

The Abraham and Eve Trapunski Award

David G. Roskies, Yiddishlands: A Memoir

Published by Wayne State University Press

8) YOUTH LITERATURE

The Louis L. Lockshin and Brenda Freedman Award

Kathy Kacer, The Diary of Laura's Twin

Published by Second Story Press

This year, Canadian crime writer Howard Engel is being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his long and distinguished writing career and contribution to the field. Engel is best known for his mystery series whose central character is the internationally recognized Jewish detective Benny Cooperman who has been featured in 12 novels. Engel is the recipient of honours including the Order of Canada, the Arthur Ellis Award for Crime Fiction, the Crime Writers of Canada Derrick Murdoch Award and the Matt Cohen Award.

Location

JF Robitaille: Minor Dedications

Dundurn

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