Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
In case you haven’t been following us on Twitter (or FB), we posted the 2012 National Jewish Book Award guidelines earlier this week. They can be found here. This year’s deadline is October 5th. Any questions? Let us know.
Over the last several weeks, JBCers have not only been soaking up (lots of) sun, but also this year’s crop of Network books (full listing will be made public in August). We’re reading furiously to decide who will blog, who will be reviewed, and who will find themselves as a book cover of the week. But, even while we’re enjoying our summer reads, we can’t help but look around the corner to fall, a season which brings Jewish book fairs, and plenty of other reasons to curl up with a book (think: fall day in the park). Need more convincing? We have six good reasons right here:
Am I a Jew?: Lost Tribes, Lapsed Jews, and One Man’s Search for Himself, Theodore Ross (September 2012, Hudson Street Press)
Read an excerpt from the book here and stay tuned for guest blog posts from Theodore for the Visiting Scribe the week of September 24th
Block 11, Piero degli Antoni (October 2012, St. Martin’s Press)
High-concept noir set in Auschwitz dealing with secrecy and betrayal, guilt and forgiveness, and selfishness and sacrifice
Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook, Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple; Sima Elizabeth Shefrin, illus. (October 2012, Interlink Publishing)
Whet your appetite this summer with Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers and Eaters
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.