Announcements

2013 National Jewish Book Award Winners

Click here for the full list of 2013 National Jewish Book Award winners and finalists.

2014 Sami Rohr Prize Winners

The Jewish Book Council is pleased to announce that Matti Friedman, author of The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible (Algonquin Books), is the winner of the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Literature.

See Who's on Tour with the JBC Network

Over 200 authors are criss-crossing North America this year to attend Jewish book festivals and programs. Find out which authors (and find yourself a new book to read).

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JBC Book Clubs

The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit

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Current Review

The Train to Warsaw

The Train to Warsaw

by Gwen Edelman

A handsome couple sits in the compart­ment of a train traveling through snowy fields in Poland. She looks out, delighted, remembering sledding as a child. He is cold, uncomfortable, and resentful.read more

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From the JBC Blog

Bernard Malamud at 100: The Wrong Writer for Our Age

by Boris Fishman
Bernard Malamud (1914-1986) is the wrong writer for our age. Today’s young fiction writers live in an Age of Me...

In My Characters' Shoes

by Gwen Edelman
One September afternoon I took the train from Berlin to Warsaw, as my characters had done. I wanted to see what they had seen.