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Canadian Jewish Author Nominated for Man Booker Prize

Alison Pick, who won the Canadian Jewish Book Award earlier this year for her novel “Far to Go,” was longlisted today, along with 12 other writers, for the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Pick grew up not knowing that her father’s family was Jewish, and only learned the truth of her family’s history as an adult. That process of discovery is reflected in her novel, which is about a Czechoslovakian Jewish family on the eve of World War II. As she told Renee Ghert-Zand in an interview for The Arty Semite,

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