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Book Awards: Jewish Book Council

Various book awards and links to the books in our collection. Happy reading!

About the award

Since 1950, the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil has award­ed Jew­ish lit­er­ary awards to more than 700 books. These pres­ti­gious awards rec­og­nize out­stand­ing lit­er­a­ture in the field and aim to encour­age authors to con­tin­ue to write on themes of Jew­ish interest.

Inau­gu­rat­ed in 1950, the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards is the longest-run­ning North Amer­i­can awards pro­gram of its kind and is rec­og­nized as the most pres­ti­gious. The Awards are intend­ed to rec­og­nize authors, and encour­age read­ing, of out­stand­ing Eng­lish-lan­guage books of Jew­ish interest.

Award for Fiction


Jewish Book of the Year Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times Jonathan Sacks
American Jewish Studies The Art of the Jewish Family: A History of Women in Early New York in Five Objects Laura Arnold Leibman
Autobiography & Memoir When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains Ariana Neumann
Biography From Left to Right: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals and the Politics of Jewish History Nancy Sinkoff
Book Club Award The Lost Shtetl Max Gross


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