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:

BIOGRAPHY
Fraidie Martz and Andrew Wilson, A Fiery Soul: The Life and Theatrical Times of John Hirsch (Véhicule Press)

FICTION
David Bezmozgis, The Free World (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.)

HISTORY
Denis Vaugeois, Les Premiers Juifs D’Amérique 1760-1860: L’extraordinaire histoire de la famille Hart (Septentrion)

HOLOCAUST LITERATURE
Eli Pfefferkorn, The Muselmann at the Water Cooler (Academic Studies Press)

MEMOIR
Richard Marceau, Juif, Une Histoire Québécoise (Éditions Du Marais)
Also published in English as A Quebec Jew 


POETRY
S. Weilbach, Singing from the Darktime: A Childhood Memoir in Poetry and Prose (McGill- Queen’s University Press)

SCHOLARSHIP
Kalman Weiser, Jewish People, Yiddish Nation: Noah Prylucki and the Folkists in Poland (University of Toronto Press)

YIDDISH
Rebecca Margolis, Jewish Roots, Canadian Soil: Yiddish Culture in Montreal, 1905-1945 (McGill-Queen’s University Press)

YOUTH LITERATURE
Lesley Simpson, Yuvi’s Candy Tree (Kar-Ben Publishing)

2012 WINNING AUTHOR BIOS AND BOOK INFORMATION HERE (PDF)
2012 JURY CITATIONS HERE (PDF)
2012 JURY BIOS HERE (PDF)

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.