Wednesday, January 13, 2016

JQ - Wingate Literary Prize Longlist

Announcement of 2016 Long List

Jewish Quarterly is delighted to announce the long list for the 2016 JQ Wingate Prize. These 12 books are from all over the world and include four novels, three biographies, three family memoirs, one book documenting the history of the Nazi concentration camps and one looking at life after the liberation of the camps. 
The JQ Wingate Prize was established in 1977 and is run in association with JW3. It is the only UK literary prize of its kind, it attracts nominations from all across the globe, and is worth £4,000, awarded to the best book - fiction or non-fiction - to translate the idea of Jewishness to the general reader. Past winners include Amos Oz, Zadie Smith, Oliver Sacks, David Grossman, and Thomas Harding.
The longlisted books are:

The House of Twenty Thousand Books by Sasha Abramsky
The Girl from Human Street by Roger Cohen
The Hilltop by Assaf Gavron
Ishmael's Oranges by Claire Hajaj
Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli by Daisy Hay
J by Howard Jacobson
The Life of Saul Bellow by Zachary Leader
Between Gods by Alison Pick
The Impossible Exile by George Protchnik
The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
The Liberation of the Camps by Dan Stone
KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann
This year’s judging panel includes writer Samantha Ellis, columnist Hugo Rifkind, Granta Top 20 Young Novelist Tahmima Amam and Senior Masorti Judaism Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.  

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