Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 8 PM | FREE
The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St., Toronto

The 25th annual awards celebrating excellence in Canadian writing on Jewish themes and subjects. Books in a variety of genres will be recognized at the awards ceremony on Thursday, June 6 at 8 PM. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

This year’s awards will be hosted by former President & Publisher of Penguin Books, Cynthia Good.


The 2013 winners are:

BIOGRAPHY
Aili and Andres McConnon, Road to Valour: A True Story of World War II Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation (Doubleday)

FICTION
Nancy Richler, The Imposter Bride (Harper Collins)

HISTORY
Matti Friedman, The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible (Algonquin Books)

HOLOCAUST LITERATURE 
Julija Šukys, Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Simaite (University of Nebraska Press)

POETRY
Isa Milman, Something Small To Carry Home (Quattro Books)

SCHOLARSHIP
L. Ruth Klein, Nazi Germany, Canadian Responses: Confronting Antisemitism in the Shadow of War (McGill-Queen’s University Press)

YIDDISH
Pierre Anctil, Jacob-Isaac Segal 1869-1954 Un poete yiddish de montreal et son milieu (Presses de l’Universite Laval)

CHILDREN AND YOUTH LITERATURE
Sharon E. McKay, Enemy Territory (Annick Press)


2013 JURY CITATIONS (PDF) | 2013 JURY BIOS (PDF)

2013 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards Jury
Barbara Berson, Adam Fuerstenberg, Judith Ghert, Alain Goldschläger, Sara R. Horowitz, Carla Lancit, Michael Posner, Judy Stoffman, Edward Trapunski.

About Cynthia Good
Cynthia Good was appointed the first editorial director of Penguin Books Canada where she was responsible for establishing a publishing program which grew into one of the most successful in Canada. Under her leadership the roster included such writers as John Ralston Saul, Michael Ignatieff, Alice Munro, Mordecai Richler, Timothy Findley, Stuart McLean, Peter Robinson, Guy Gavriel Kay and many others.  After twenty years with Penguin, Ms. Good resigned in 2003, when she was President & Publisher and developed The Creative Book Publishing Program at Humber College. Cynthia lectures widely on publishing, leads many Jewish book clubs, and is an active volunteer.

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)