Author Molly Antopol has been named winner of Hadassah Magazine’s 2015 Harold U. Ribalow Prize for Jewish fiction.
Ayelet Tsabari, author of “The Best Place On Earth,” is the winner of the 2015 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. Several finalists engage with the Russian-Jewish experience.
Despite her comparative youth, debut author Molly Antopol, 36, is something of a throwback. In her 2014 short-story collection, “The UnAmericans,” the San Francisco-based writer chronicled the gamut of the 20th-century American immigrant experience.
The National Book Award long list of nominees for 2014 were announced Wednesday, and three books by Jewish writers were nominated.
Molly Antopol’s debut novel, ‘The UnAmericans,’ is all about the disappointments of idealism. But it’s not a downer — it joyously heralds the arrival of a gifted writer.