Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize reveals 2010 shortlist

23rd April 2010

The four titles competing for the GBP 4,000 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize 2010 have been revealed.

Novels The Blind Side of the Heart by Julia Franck and Simon Mawer's The Glass Room were included on the shortlist for the award, which seeks to recognise works that spark an interest in Jewish themes in the general reader.

Adina Hoffman's My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness and The Invention of the Jewish People by Shlomo Sand were the non-fiction titles which completed the final selection.

Writer and sociologist Anne Karpf, the chair of the judges, explained that each book needed at least two 'passionate' supporters on the four-strong panel to be included on the shortlist and claimed the nominated works represent a 'literary feast'.

'We had - as book prize juries famously do - a full and frank discussion. The four that emerged are all powerful works that leave you with a different view of the world,' she commented.

Last year's Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize was won by Fred Wander with The Seventh Well - an account of how the author survived deportation to Auschwitz in 1942.

Latest Blog
Romancing the Silver Screen
27/07/2017

Jenn Bennett explores the role of the movies in her own life and in her new YA novel, Alex Approximately.

From Page to Stage - Adapting The Hunting of the Snark
24/07/2017

Garry McQuinn, Producer of The Hunting of the Snark, which opens this week at London's Vaudeville Theatre, describes the journey from page to stage.

#FoylesFive: Celebrating Beer
23/07/2017

Earlier this year, Belgian beer culture finally officially took its rightful place on the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, where it now sits in good company with the likes of the French gastronomic meal, Cuban rumba and Spanish flamenco. To celebrate, here is a far from exhaustive selection of some of the beer literature that can help you better appreciate the delicate arts of brewing and drinking beer.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd