Paper Brigade Award for New Israeli Fiction in Honor of Jane Weitzman
Congratulations to the inaugural winner of the Paper Brigade Award for New Israeli Fiction in Honor of Jane Weitzman: Maya Arad (Our Lady of Kazan), selected by guest judge and translator Jessica Cohen. A selection from the winning title can be found in the 2019 edition of Paper Brigade.
This award seeks to honor an outstanding short work or excerpt of Israeli fiction published in Hebrew. Each year, JBC features a guest translator who works alongside Jewish Book Council to review nominees and ultimately translate the winning selection. The winning selection is translated into English and published in both the original Hebrew and the translated English in Jewish Book Council’s annual literary journal, Paper Brigade. The 2018 guest translator and judge was Jessica Cohen.
The goals of this prize 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.