The Jewish Book Council announced the finalists of 2011 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish literature. The award, which was established in 2006, awards the winner a whopping $100,000, with $25,000 going to a runner-up.
Allison Amend, Stations West
Nadia Kalman, The Cosmopolitans
Julie Orringer, The Invisible Bridge
Austin Ratner, The Jump Artist
Joseph Skibell, A Curable Romantic
The winner will be announced May 31.