Lagnado to receive Rohr prize in Jerusalem

Lagnado wins the $100,000 prize for her memoir The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World.

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Lucette Lagnado, winner of the 2008 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, will receive her prize at Jerusalem's King David Hotel on April 24 at a gala ceremony. Lagnado wins the $100,000 prize for her memoir The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World (HarperCollins/Ecco), a work that The New York Times Book Review called "brilliant." Joseph Telushkin will serve as the master of ceremonies and Deborah Lipstadt will give the opening address.