Thursday, June 7, 2012 | 8 PM | FREE
The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St., Toronto
The 24th 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 7 at 8 PM. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
This year’s ceremony will be hosted by broadcaster and host of CBC Radio One’s The Sunday Edition, Michael Enright.
The 2012 winners are:
Fraidie Martz and Andrew Wilson, A Fiery Soul: The Life and Theatrical Times of John Hirsch (Véhicule Press)
David Bezmozgis, The Free World (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.)
Denis Vaugeois, Les Premiers Juifs D’Amérique 1760-1860: L’extraordinaire histoire de la famille Hart (Septentrion)
Eli Pfefferkorn, The Muselmann at the Water Cooler (Academic Studies Press)
Richard Marceau, Juif, Une Histoire Québécoise (Éditions Du Marais) Also published in English as A Quebec Jew
S. Weilbach, Singing from the Darktime: A Childhood Memoir in Poetry and Prose (McGill- Queen’s University Press)
Kalman Weiser, Jewish People, Yiddish Nation: Noah Prylucki and the Folkists in Poland (University of Toronto Press)
Rebecca Margolis, Jewish Roots, Canadian Soil: Yiddish Culture in Montreal, 1905-1945 (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
Lesley Simpson, Yuvi’s Candy Tree (Kar-Ben Publishing)
2012 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards Jury
Barbara Berson, Adam Fuerstenberg, Marjorie Gann, Judi Ghert, Sara R. Horowitz, Carla Lancit, Michael Posner, Judy Stoffman, Edward Trapunski, Alain Goldschlager.