The prize, inaugurated in 2006, is the largest in the Jewish literary world.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The Jewish Book Council has announced the five finalists for the Sami Rohr Prize, which will carry a $100,000 top prize. The prize, inaugurated in 2006, is the largest in the Jewish literary world; it will go to an emerging fiction writer this year, as the prize alternates yearly between fiction and non-fiction works that stimulate an interest in Jewish themes.
The finalists this year are Elisa Albert for The Book of Dahlia; Sana Krasikov for One More Year; Anne Landsman for The Rowing Lesson; Dalia Sofer for The Septembers of Shiraz; and Anya Ulinich for Petropolis. The winner will be announced in the spring, as will the Choice Award winner, who will receive $25,000.
Previous winners include Lucette Lagnado and Tamar Yellin.
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