JW3 are proud to present the 45th Wingate Prize for Literature, a cornerstone of the International Jewish Literary landscape.
The BBC's Emily Kasriel will be speaking to this year's shortlisted authors and judges and revealing the 2022 winner. We're privileged to have all of the shortlisted authors attending the event.
The 2022 Wingate Literary Prize has generated a short list of seven books – chosen by merit of their nuanced, innovative approach to existing Jewish themes.
Among the four works of fiction and three non-fiction, the books cover subjects ranging from Israel, the Holocaust and Jewish life, to politics, gender, family, friendship, love and loss.
Now in its 45th year, the annual prize, worth £4,000 and run in association with JW3, is awarded to the best book, fiction or non-fiction, to translate the idea of Jewishness to the general reader.
The 2022 short-listed books are:
- At Night’s End by Nir Baram, translated by Jessica Cohen (Text Publishing)
- Letters to Camondo by Edmund de Waal (Chatto & Windus/ Vintage Publishing)
- Judaism for the World by Arthur Green (Yale University Press)
- To Be a Man by Nicole Krauss (Bloomsbury Publishing)
- The Ravine by Wendy Lower (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- The Last Interview by Eshkol Nevo, translated by Sondra Silverston (Other Press)
- Ethel Rosenberg by Anne Sebba (St Martins Press/Orion Books)
This year’s judging panel is comprised of New Statesman political editor Stephen Bush; Senior Rabbi of the S&P UK Sephardi Community, Rabbi Joseph Dweck; award-winning novelist and short story writer M.J. Hyland and Women’s Prize longlisted author and journalist Jemma Wayne.