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ICY­MI the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards Fic­tion cat­e­go­ry was fea­tured on Jeop­ardy last Tues­day Sep­tem­ber 21st! So we thought we’d test your knowl­edge, email your answers to the five ques­tions below to info@​jewishbooks.​org and you’ll be entered to win the newest vol­ume of Paper Brigade, our annu­al lit­er­ary journal. 

400 dol­lars

Fun Fact: David Gross­man was a child voice actor for nation­al radio and worked in the indus­try for many years before becom­ing a nov­el­ist. Check out the win­ning nov­el!

800 dol­lars

Fun Fact: Mark Hel­prin claims no lit­er­ary school, move­ment, ten­den­cy, or trend” and has writ­ten across a vari­ety of gen­res and had many var­ied careers. 

1200 dol­lars

Fun Fact: Mazel includes Shake­speare and Vir­ginia Woolf allu­sions that cement it’s place as a Jew­ish fem­i­nist clas­sic.” (Read the piece on it here!)

1600 dol­lars

Fun Fact: This author served in WWII and used these expe­ri­ences for his nov­el writ­ing, as well as to pro­duce screen­play adap­tions lat­er on. 

2000 dol­lars

Fun Fact: John Hersey won the Pulitzer Prize for A Bell for Adano, anoth­er nov­el he wrote based on WWII after his work as a war correspondent. 

Simona is the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s man­ag­ing edi­tor of dig­i­tal con­tent and mar­ket­ing. She grad­u­at­ed from Sarah Lawrence Col­lege with a con­cen­tra­tion in Eng­lish and His­to­ry and stud­ied abroad in India and Eng­land. Pri­or to the JBC she worked at Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty Press. Her writ­ing has been fea­tured in LilithThe Nor­mal School, Dig­ging through the Fat, and oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. She holds an MFA in fic­tion from The New School.