Paper Brigade Award for New Israeli Fic­tion in Hon­or of Jane Weitzman

This award seeks to hon­or an out­stand­ing short work or excerpt of Israeli fic­tion pub­lished in Hebrew. Its goals are to intro­duce Amer­i­can read­ers to new Israeli writ­ers, to help Israeli writ­ers gain access to the Amer­i­can mar­ket, and to inter­est Amer­i­can pub­lish­ers in pub­lish­ing new Israeli fic­tion. The win­ning selec­tion is pub­lished in Paper Brigade in both Hebrew and English. 

The inau­gur­al (2019) win­ner of the Paper Brigade Award for New Israeli Fic­tion in Hon­or of Jane Weitz­man was Maya Arad (Our Lady of Kazan), select­ed by guest judge and trans­la­tor Jes­si­ca Cohen. 

The 2020/2021 win­ner was Shi­mon Adaf (Mox Nox, trans­lat­ed by Philip Simpson). 

The 2022 win­ner is Oren Gaz­it (The First End­ing, Then the Sec­ond, trans­lat­ed by Jes­si­ca Rut­man Setbon).