Posted by Dani Crickman
David Lehman, author of A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, wrote to us with some exciting news:
My book A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs has won a 2010 Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers). I have known for a couple of weeks but was urged to tell no one until nearer the date of the official announcement. It was difficult keeping this exciting news to myself.
“I’ve got a feeling you’re fooling,” I said when the guy from ASCAP called. I was sure he was mouthing little white lies. But True Blue Lou was on the level. My heart stood still, and now I’m sitting on top of the world, which I’ve got on a string.
Here’s a great video of David speaking about the book at Jewish Book Week 2010.