From official press release:
Toronto — Nine outstanding books have been chosen to receive the Canadian Jewish Literary Awards for 2017. Now in its third year, the Canadian Jewish Literary Awards is a non-profit organization that annually recognizes and rewards the finest Canadian Jewish writing.
Over 60 works on Jewish themes by Canadian writers were submitted for consideration. Winners have been declared in the following categories: fiction, memoir/biography, poetry, history, scholarship, Jewish thought and culture, Holocaust literature, Yiddish, and children and youth fiction.
“The depth and breadth of the submissions shows the vibrancy of the culture and the appeal of Jewish themes for fiction and non-fiction writers, both Jewish and non-Jewish,” says Jury Co-chair, Edward Trapunski.
The awards ceremony will be held on October 15, 2017 at 2 pm in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. A dessert reception will follow. Award-winning books will be available for purchase. The winning authors will be present to speak and to autograph their books. All are invited and admission and parking are free. A free shuttle bus be will be available to/from downtown Toronto (tickets required).
Jewish Thought and Culture
Leonard Cohen, one of the greatest poets and songwriters of the contemporary era, has touched people throughout the world. But moreover, he was both a Montrealer and a Jew. Les Revolutions de Leonard Cohen (Presses de l’Université du Québec), a collection of essays in French edited by academics Chantal Ringuet and Gerard Rabinovitch, presents his work as the soul of the Jewish world deeply rooted in Quebec culture.
Read about all nine winners at official press release