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:
SIMON CHOA-JOHNSTON – House of Daughters
RACHEL ROSE – The Octopus Has Three Hearts
GABOR MATÉ, MD – The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture
LINDA DAYAN FRIMER – Luminous: An Artist’s Story as a Guide to Radical Creativity
– 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
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
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY ON MAY 24th, at 7:00pm.
Please register here to join the ceremony.