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Winners of The Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards Announced

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The Koffler Centre of the Arts has announced the winners of The Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards. Jury chair and writer Edward Trapunski said of the winning books, “This year’s six award-winning books truly reflect the impact Jewish culture has had on all aspects of Canadian society.” The Awards ceremony takes place at the The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street in Toronto on Monday, May 30 at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Congratulations to the winners!

The 2011 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award winners:

FICTION
Alison Pick
Far to Go (House of Anansi Press)

POLITICS & HISTORY
Tarek Fatah
The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism (McClelland & Stewart)

HOLOCAUST LITERATURE
Robert Eli Rubinstein
An Italian Renaissance: Choosing Life In Canada (Urim Publications)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Charles Foran
Mordecai: The Life and Times (Random House Canada)

SCHOLARSHIP
Harold Troper
The Defining Decade: Identity, Politics, and the Canadian Jewish Community in the 1960s (University of Toronto Press)

YOUTH LITERATURE
Judie Oron
Cry of the Giraffe (Annick Press)

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