Lagnado Wins Sami Rohr Prize

Published February 13, 2008, issue of February 15, 2008.

Lucette Lagnado won the 2008 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. The Jewish Book Council announced the news this week. Lagnado is a former editor of the Forward and is now a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She won the $100,000 prize for her memoir, “The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family’s Exodus From Old Cairo to the New World” (2007).

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