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Jewish Book Council Awards 2017

Janice Batzdorff, Librarian,
Prime Minister Golda Meir and Henry Kissinger flanked by Yitzhak Rabin and his wife Leah. Photograph by GPO/Moshe Milner
Prime Minister Golda Meir and Henry Kissinger flanked by Yitzhak Rabin and his wife Leah. Photograph by GPO/Moshe Milner

On January 11 Francine Klagsbrun’s, Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel was named the Book of the Year by the Jewish Book Council. This prodigious work differs from previously published biographies of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, because of the access the author had to key archives that have become declassified. In addition, over a period of 30 years Klagsbrun augmented her research by spending time with Meir’s children, personal assistant, family friends and bodyguards.  

book cover of Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel

The Jewish Book Council 2017 Book of the Year

photograph of the author Francine Klagsbrun smiling.

Francine Klagsburng, author of Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel

Since 1950 the Jewish Book Council has been presenting National Jewish Book Awards to recognize outstanding literature, and to encourage continuous authorship on themes of Jewish interest. Books must be primarily printed in English and distributed in the United States.


Jewish Book Council 2017 Award Winners

In These Additional Categories:


Fiction

A Horse Walks Into A Bar
Grossman, David,

 

Holocaust Award 

The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis
Fishman, David E., 1957-

Debut Fiction
 
Barren Island
Zoref, Carol,

 
Poetry
 
Waiting for the Light
Ostriker, Alicia,

 
Children’s Literature
 
The Language of Angels: A Story about the Reinvention of Hebrew
Michelson, Richard,

 
Young Adult Literature
 
Refugee
Gratz, Alan, 1972-

Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir 

The Choice: Embrace the Possible
Eger, Edith Eva,

Book Club Award  

 
Education and Jewish Identity
 
The Origin of the Jews: the Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age
Weitzman, Steven, 1965-

 
History 

The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: the Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteen-Century Court Jew
Mintzker, Yair,

 

 


 

 

 

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