Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | 8 PM | FREE
The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St., Toronto

The 2014 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards will be presented at a public ceremony on May 27, 2014 at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library as part of the Toronto Jewish Literary Festival. The evening will be hosted by former President and Publisher of Penguin Canada, Cynthia Good. The evening recognizes the outstanding achievements of the winning authors and is open to the public. Registration required.

The Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards have been presented annually since 1988, celebrating excellence in Canadian writing on Jewish themes and subjects. The Awards aim to bring awareness of the Jewish Canadian canon as well as to promote and support Canadian writers.

A jury comprised of distinguished literary figures examines book submissions from all over the country. Awards categories have included Fiction, Scholarship, Biography/Memoir, Youth Literature, Poetry, Holocaust, Jewish Thought and Culture, and Yiddish. More than $140,000 has been awarded to over 200 Canadian authors since the awards inception 25 years ago. Past award winners include David Bezmozgis, Nancy Richler, Tarek Fatah, Charles Foran, Peter C. Newman, and Alison Pick among many others.

2014 Winners Announced! | Download the Press Release here

HOLOCAUST
Branded by the Pink Triangle, Ken Setterington (Second Story Press)

FICTION
The Lion Seeker, Kenneth Bonert (Knopf Canada)

YIDDISH
The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers, Frieda Forman (Exile Editions)

JEWISH THOUGHT AND CULTURE
Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture, Josh Lambert (New York University Press)

POETRY
Correspondences, Anne Michaels, Poetry, and Bernice Eisenstein, Portraits (McClelland and Stewart)

SCHOLARSHIP
The Long Life and Swift Death of the Jewish Reschitsa, Albert Kaganovitch (The University of Wisconsin Press)

BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
An Ode to Salonika: The Ladino Verses of Bouena Sarfatty, Renée Levine Melammed (Indiana University Press)

YOUTH
Dear Canada: Pieces of the Past: The Holocaust Diary of Rose Rabinowitz, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1948, Carol Matas (Scholastic)

HISTORY
In the Shadow of the Shtetl, Jeffrey Veidlinger (Indiana University Press)

Click here for winning book descriptions

2014 Jury
Barbara Berson (chair), Adam Fuerstenberg, Judith Ghert, Alain Goldschläger, Sara R. Horowitz, Carla Lancit, Michael Posner, Judy Stoffman, Edward Trapunski

For more information, please contact:
Natalie Kertes at
nkertes@kofflerarts.org or 647.925.0643 x227


Support for the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards is provided by the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL PAST WINNERS (1989-2013)