Lagnado Wins Sami Rohr Prize
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).