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Sami Rohr Prize nominees

Clearly, 'tis the season (!) for awards. Up next: Five fiction writers have been chosen for the 2009 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, which comes with an impressive $100,000 award.

The finalists are:

Dahlia Eliza Albert, The Book of Dahlia

Sana Kraskikov, One More Year

Anne Landsman, The Rowing Lesson

Dalia Shofer, The Septembers of Shiraz

Anya Ulinich, Petropolis


The winner will be announced later this spring. Last year's winner was Lucette Lagnado, author of the memoir The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit.


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