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Irina Reyn wins the Goldberg Prize

Thursday, October 29, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

A belated congratulations to Irina Reyn, who just won the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers for her 2008 book, What Happened to Anna K (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster).

For those of you who don’t know about the Goldberg prize:

Established in 1999 and supported through a generous grant from the Samuel Goldberg & Sons Foundation, the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers is among the very first of its kind to highlight new works by contemporary writers exploring Jewish themes.

The prize spotlights promising new talent, and is awarded to an American fiction writer for a first or second full-length work that was published in the previous calendar year. Submissions must be made by the publisher.

The award includes a prize of $2,500, as well as a one-week residency at Ledig House International Writers Colony in New York’s Hudson Valley.

More information about this award can be found on the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s website.

Read some of Irina’s work online here.