ICYMI the National Jewish Book Awards Fiction category was featured on Jeopardy last Tuesday September 21st! So we thought we’d test your knowledge, email your answers to the five questions below to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be entered to win the newest volume of Paper Brigade, our annual literary journal.
Fun Fact: David Grossman was a child voice actor for national radio and worked in the industry for many years before becoming a novelist. Check out the winning novel!
Fun Fact: Mark Helprin claims “no literary school, movement, tendency, or trend” and has written across a variety of genres and had many varied careers.
Fun Fact: Mazel includes Shakespeare and Virginia Woolf allusions that cement it’s place as a “Jewish feminist classic.” (Read the piece on it here!)
Fun Fact: This author served in WWII and used these experiences for his novel writing, as well as to produce screenplay adaptions later on.
Fun Fact: John Hersey won the Pulitzer Prize for A Bell for Adano, another novel he wrote based on WWII after his work as a war correspondent.
Simona is the Jewish Book Council’s managing editor of digital content and marketing. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a concentration in English and History and studied abroad in India and England. Prior to the JBC she worked at Oxford University Press. Her writing has been featured in Lilith, The Normal School, Barnstorm, Digging through the Fat, and other publications. She is an MFA candidate in fiction at The New School.