The Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature is an annual national awards program that honours both the best Canadian Jewish writers and non-Jewish Canadian authors who deal with Jewish subjects in Fiction, History, Non-Fiction, Young Adult/Children’s literature, and Poetry. Each winning author receives a prize of $10,000. Awards in all categories are given annually, with the exception of poetry that is awarded every three years. The 2021 Jury—comprised of authors Zelda Abramson, Nathan Adler and Naomi K. Lewis—reviewed 42 entries to the Fiction, History, Non-Fiction and Young Adult/Children’s categories.
The Vine Awards winners will be announced this year at an online Awards Ceremony on November 23, 2021. In addition to the ceremony, the Koffler is presenting three virtual panels featuring shortlisted Vine Awards authors on November 16, November 17 and November 18, 2021.
All online events are free and open to the public; registration required at the Koffler Cente of the Arts.
- You Are Not What We Expected by Sidura Ludwig
- Evening by Nessa Rapoport
- Midnight Train to Prague by Carol Windle
- Strange Journey by Paul Roberts Bentley
- The Smallest Objective by Sharon Kirsch
- Duchamp’s Pipe: A Chess Romance by Celia Rabinovitch
- Dead Mom Walking by Rachel Matlow
- Gideon’s Bible by Rick Salutin and Gideon Saluti, illustrated by Dušan Petričić
- Catalogue Baby: A Memoir of (In)fertility by Myriam Steinberg, illustrated by Christache
- My Long List of Impossible Things by Michelle Barker
- Emmy Noether: The Most Important Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Kari Rust
- War Stories by Gordon Korman