Winners of the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards, announced this morning by the Jewish Book Council, include Daniel Gordis, whose “Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn” won Book of the Year, Rose Tremain, who won the JJ Greenberg Memorial Award in Fiction for “The Gustav Sonata,” and Michael Chabon, who was awarded the Modern Jewish Literary Achievement Award for his novel “Moonglow.”
“Have I Got a Story For You: More Than a Century of Fiction From the Forward,” edited by the Forward’s critic-at-large Ezra Glinter was a finalist for the award for Anthologies and Collections. That award was won by “Makers of Jewish Modernity: Thinkers, Artists, Leaders, and the World They Made,” edited by Jacques Picard, Jacques Revel, Michael P. Steinber, and Idith Zertal.
The National Jewish Book Awards have been presented annually since 1950. A full list of winners can be found here.