The Jewish Book Council announced on March 24 that Sana Krasikov is the 2009 recipient of the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. The $100,000 award is one of the most lucrative of its kind. Krasikov won for her debut collection of short stories, “One More Year,” which provides eight insights into the lives of Russian and Georgian immigrants to the United States following the Cold War.
Krasikov, who was raised in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia and immigrated to the United States, is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a Fulbright scholar. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly’s fiction issue as well as in The New Yorker.