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 The application will not be complete until these files have been received.

For those inter­est­ed in sub­mit­ting a recent or soon-to-come non-fic­tion title, the dead­line for sub­mis­sion for Spring 2024 Natan Notable Books is April 26, 2024. Titles must have a pub­li­ca­tion date between Sep­tem­ber 1, 2023 and Octo­ber 31, 2024. 

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Natan Notable Books Committee 

Daniel Bon­ner

Jere­my Dauber

Sarah Gould Stein­hardt

Feli­cia Her­man

Matthew Hiltzik

Alex Katz

Tali Rosen­blatt Cohen, co-chair

Mike Wig­ot­sky


Build­ing a Conversation


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.