“The Patriots” is a historical epic set in 1930’s and contemporary Brooklyn and Russia. In the Trump/Putin era, it’s disturbingly resonant.
The winner of the Jewish Book Council’s $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize, announced today, is Sana Krasikov, right, for her short story collection “One More Year” (Spiegel & Grau, 2008). The Book Council also announced that its $25,000 Sami Rohr Prize Choice Award would go to Dalia Sofer, the author of the novel “The Septembers of Shiraz” (Ecco, 2007).
In the three years since it was founded, the Sami Rohr Prize — the winner of which will be announced this week — has become one of the most prestigious awards for Jewish writing. Given out, in alternating years, for works of fiction and non-fiction, the Prize is also the most lucrative of its genre — with the Jewish Book Council handing out a top prize of $100,000 along with two smaller “Choice” prizes.