HONORING EXCELLENCE

NURTURING TALENT

CREATING A COMMUNITY FOR JEWISH LITERATURE

 

2020 WINNER

for Nonfiction

Kafka's Last Trial

W.W. NORTON & COMPANY

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AWARDS 

CEREMONY

FINALIST

W.W. NORTON & COMPANY

FINALIST

SPIEGEL & GRAU

FINALIST

ST. MARTIN'S PRESS

"Make your bookshelves
your companions" 

-Judah Ibn Tibbon-

 

SAMI ROHR PRIZE FOR JEWISH LITERATURE

INAUGURATED IN 2007 BY THE ROHR FAMILY

The Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature honors the legacy of Sami Rohr z”l, who enjoyed a lifelong love of Jewish learning and great books.

As the premier award of its kind, the annual prize recognizes the unique role of contemporary writers in the transmission and examination of the Jewish experience. The $100,000 prize is presented to an emerging writer who demonstrates the potential for continued contribution to the world of Jewish literature.

Finalists and winners of monetary prizes become Fellows in the Sami Rohr Jewish Literary Institute. Past winners have acknowledged the impact of the Prize on their careers and professional pursuits.

 
 

AROUND THE WORLD WITH SRP

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ELISA ALBERT

Is interviewed in The Bennington Review

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SARAH HURWITZ

Asks "What Up With G?D"
on a weekly basis

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AVIYA KUSHNER

Celebrates translating women:

activism in action

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JAMES LOEFFLER 

Is the new Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of the Jewish Studies Program @UVA

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PAMELA NADELL

Makes a case for Jewish suffragists

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IDRA NOVEY

Talks about the translator protagonist of her book

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JULIE ORRINGER

Is in the Bookable Podcast

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ABIGAIL POGREBIN

Hosts a Jewanced podcast about politics, God, anxiety and "Shtisel"

 

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NESSA RAPOPORT

Launches her new novel, Evening, in conversation with with Daphne Merkin

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FRANCESCA SEGAL

Writes about meeting her husband, and of bar mitzvahs and braces 

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DALIA SOFER

Reviews a debut book of fiction 

 

CONTACT

Please contact Debra Goldberg, Director:

T. +1-516-548-3921  M. +972-52-333-8095  |  F. +972-9-744-1180  |  debra@samirohrprize.org

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