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“Compared to Anton Chekhov for her peerless short stories for which she won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013, Alice Munro (left) has died.FULL STORY


W. Canada Jewish book awards

May 05th, 2023

BC authors dominated this year’s shortlists for the Western Canada Jewish Book Awards.

ALAN TWIGG (pictured at right) was nominated in two categories: The Pinsky Givon Family Prize for Non-Fiction for his title, Gidal: The Unusual Friendship of Yosef Wosk and Tim Gidal (Harbour Publishing); and the Kahn Family Foundation Prize for Holocaust literature for Out of Hiding: Holocaust Literature of British Columbia (Ronsdale Press).

Other shortlisted BC authors include:

For fiction:

Rachel Rose

SIMON CHOA-JOHNSTON – House of Daughters

RACHEL ROSE – The Octopus Has Three Hearts

For non-fiction:

GABOR MATÉ, MD – The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture

For memoir/biography:

LINDA DAYAN FRIMER – Luminous: An Artist’s Story as a Guide to Radical Creativity

Marsha Lederman

Kiss the Red Stairs: The Holocaust, Once Removed

MYRIAM STEINBERG – Catalogue Baby: A Memoir of (In)fertility

For children/youth literature:

NAOMI KLEIN – How to Change Everything: A Young Human’s Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other

ROBBIE WAISMAN – Boy from Buchenwald

For poetry:

TOM WAYMAN – Watching a Man Break A Dog’s Back

For Holocaust literature:

ROBERT KRELL- Sounds from Silence: Reflections of a Child Holocaust Survivor, Psychiatrist and Teacher

CHARLOTTE SCHALLIÉ (ed.) – But I Live: Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust



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