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Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:22 pm
Awards Roundup
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

Though the book awards season has hit a bit of a slump after the landslide of National Book awards, Man Booker Prize, and Nobel this fall, there are still a few awards trickling through. Here are a couple of recent notable ones.

The Poetry Society of America named Marilyn Nelson the winner of the 2012 Frost medal on Friday. Nelson is the author of award-winning A Wreath for Emmett Till and Carver: A Life in Poems. The Frost medal honors lifetime achievement in poetry.

The Jewish National Book Award winners were announced this week by the Jewish Book Council. Here’s the list of winners:

Jewish Book of the Year:
Jerusalem: The Biography
, by Simon Sebag Montefiore

American Jewish Studies:
The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education
, by Jonathan B. Krasner

Anthologies and Collections:
Gender and Jewish History, edited by Marion A. Kaplan and Deborah Dash Moore

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir:
MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus, by Art Spiegelman

Children’s and Young Adult Literature:
Deadly: How Do You Catch an Invisible Killer
, by Julie Chibbaro

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice:
A Guide to Jewish Practice: Everyday Living, by Rabbi David A. Teutsch

Fiction:
Until the Dawn’s Light
, by Aharon Appelfeld, translated by Jeffrey M. Green

History:
The Anatomy of Israel’s Survival
, by Hirsh Goodman

Holocaust:
Nazis on the Run: How Hitler’s Henchmen Fled Justice
, by Gerald Steinacher

Illustrated Children’s Book:
The Golem’s Latkes, by Adapted by Eric A. Kimmel, illustrated by Aaron Jasinski

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience:
The Choice to Be: A Jewish Path to Self and Spirituality, by Rabbi Jeremy Kagan

Outstanding Debut Fiction:
Boxer, Beetle
, by Ned Beauman

Poetry:
Wait
, by C.K. Williams

Scholarship:
Becoming the People of the Talmud: Oral Torah as Written Tradition in Medieval Jewish Cultures, by Talya Fishman

Sephardic Culture:
Ottoman Brothers: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Early Twentieth-Century Palestine, by Michelle U. Campos

Visual Arts:
Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention, by Mason Klein

Women’s Studies:
The JPS Bible Commentary: Ruth, by Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi and Dr. Tikva Frymer-Kensky

Writing Based on Archival Material:
Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams
, by Charles King

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