Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

Sami Rohr Prize Win­ner Austin Rat­ners The Jump Artist is now avail­able in the UK, with this beau­ty of a cover: 

Review in Dai­ly Tele­graph, David Annand enjoys a deft­ly con­struct­ed por­trait of an artist’s extra­or­di­nary life”:


Fea­ture in the Guardian men­tion­ing Sami Rohr prize:


An arti­cle Austin Rat­ner wrote on Hals­man made the cov­er of the Sun­day Express:‑quantum-leap-in-photography

Two BBC inter­views with Austin Rat­ner:


Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the exec­u­tive direc­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.