Submissions for 2020 Now Open!
Submissions for the 2020 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature – for books published in 2019 – are now open. DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020.
Announcing the 2019 Vine Award Winners
The Koffler Centre of the Arts is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature. The Awards were handed out at a luncheon ceremony on October 23, 2019 at the Windsor Arms Hotel, Toronto
The Vine Awards honour both the best Canadian Jewish writers and Canadian authors who deal with Jewish subjects in five categories; Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, History and Children’s/Young Adult literature; each with a prize of $10,000. The 2019 Jury – poet Ayesha Chatterjee, children’s author Melanie J. Fishbane, and author Eric Beck Rubin – reviewed 84 entries.
The Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature
The Vine Awards are a significant Canadian literary award, presenting annual prizes of $10,000 for the best writing in the categories of:
- Children/Young Adults
- Poetry (awarded every 3 years)
A professional jury of three individuals working in the arts and media oversee the award selection process annually.
For submission requirements, eligibility and guidelines, please CLICK HERE.
A generous donation by the Lillian and Norman Glowinsky Family Foundation continues their support for Canadian Jewish literature, a tradition they established with the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards in 2004. These Awards, originally called the Canadian Jewish Book Awards, were founded in 1988 by Adam Fuerstenberg whose ambition was to celebrate excellence in Canadian Jewish writing. The Koffler Centre of the Arts was approached to manage the Awards in 1994 and has been administering the Awards program for the last 25 years.
About Lillian and Norman Glowinsky
For ten years, Lillian and Norman supported the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards (2004–2014) as a loving tribute to Lillian’s parents – Helen and Stan Vine – who were passionate about the arts and the Jewish community throughout their lives. The Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature seeks to continue that legacy.
The Koffler Centre of the Arts is exceptionally grateful to the Lillian and Norman Glowinsky Family Foundation for their support for the Vine Awards – a commitment that supports a love of reading and the many rich conversations that result from this passion.