Two Winnipeg writers along with one writer who was born in Winnipeg and who now lives in Vancouver have been nominated for Western Canada Jewish Book Awards.
A program of the JCC Jewish Book Festival, the Western Canada Jewish Book Awards “celebrate excellence in writing on Jewish themes and the achievements of authors from Western Canad
Historian Allan Levine has been nominated for the Pinsky Givon Family Prize for Non-fiction for his history of the Jews of Canada, titled “Seeking the Fabled City”.
Former Winnipegger Rhea Tregebov, who now lives in Vancouver, has been nominated for the Nancy Richler Memorial Prize for Fiction for her novel “Rue des Rosiers”.
Children’s writer Harriet Zaidman has been nominated for the Diamond Foundation Prize for Children/Youth for her history of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, “City on Strike”.
Winners will be announced in the fall.