Sub­mit a Book
Please review the application materials and eligibility requirements below before submitting this application.

Submissions should be recen­t­­ly-pub­­lished or about-to-be pub­lished non-fic­­tion titles that will cat­alyze con­ver­sa­tions aligned with the themes of Natan’s grant­mak­ing: rein­vent­ing Jew­ish life and com­mu­ni­ty for the twen­­ty-first cen­tu­ry, shift­ing notions of indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive Jew­ish iden­ti­ty, the his­to­ry and future of Israel, and the evolv­ing rela­tion­ship between Israel and world Jewry.

 

Digital materials (e.g., book proposal, manuscript) must be emailed to natannotable@jewishbooks.org. The application will not be complete until these files have been received.

The deadline for submission for Fall 2022 Natan Notable Books is October 1, 2022, for non-fiction titles published for the first time between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023.

Nominator Role
City, State, Country
Please include a short bio here, including previously published books, articles, professional achievements, and any other relevant information. Word count should be no more than 150 words.
2-5 sentence elevator pitch for the book
If available, please provide a contact at the publisher, including the name, title, and email address of the individual
Natan Notable Books Committee 

Daniel Bon­ner

Jere­my Dauber

Franklin Foer, co-chair

Jef­frey Goldberg

Sarah Gould Steinhardt

Feli­cia Herman

Matthew Hiltzik

Tali Rosen­blatt Cohen, co-chair

Mike Wigotsky



 

Build­ing a Conversation

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Even with its sober­ing rev­e­la­tions, Frank’s nar­ra­tive shines with an ebul­lience, thanks to the unusu­al­ly rich, tex­tured, and evolv­ing” life of his utter­ly enchant­i­ng muse. The result pro­vides an essen­tial, human­ist look into a dark chap­ter of 20th-cen­tu­ry history.

Pub­lish­er’s Week­ly review

In One Hun­dred Sat­ur­days Michael Frank entices read­ers to fall in love with Jew­ish Rhodes and its per­spi­ca­cious bard, Stel­la Levi, a nona­ge­nar­i­an for whom he, too, seems to have fall­en in the course of one hun­dred Sat­ur­days of inti­mate, evoca­tive, some­times painful con­ver­sa­tion. Maira Kalman’s dreamy illus­tra­tions are the per­fect com­pan­ion to this mov­ing book.”

Sarah Stein

About Natan Fund

Natan inspires phil­an­thropists to become active­ly engaged in build­ing the Jew­ish future by giv­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly to cut­t­ing-edge ini­tia­tives in Israel and in Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ties around the world. Natan believes that edu­cat­ed, engaged, and entre­pre­neur­ial phil­an­thropy can trans­form both givers and grant recip­i­ents. Natan is a giv­ing cir­cle — a grant­mak­ing foun­da­tion where mem­bers pool their char­i­ta­ble con­tri­bu­tions, set the group’s phil­an­thropic strat­e­gy and agen­da, and col­lec­tive­ly award grants to emerg­ing ini­tia­tives, work­ing active­ly with their lead­ers to help them grow. We believe that edu­cat­ed, engaged, and entre­pre­neur­ial phil­an­thropy can trans­form both givers and grant recip­i­ents. Learn more about Natan here.