Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Canadian Jewish Book Awards 2011

The 2011 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards ceremony took place last Monday at the Toronto Reference Library. It was an inspiring evening that took place in a great venue. All of the award winners were present to receive their awards and speak a few words, and the evening was hosted by the New York Times bestselling author, Michael Wex.

My problem is that after hearing about all the books, I want to read them. I already had a never ending list of books to read and, inevitably, the list has grown to never ending + 6. Whether you'll travelling, spending time on the beach, or just relaxing on the patio this summer, Far to Go, The Jew Is Not My Enemy, An Italian Renaissance: Choosing Life in Canada, Mordecai: The Life and Times, The Defining Decade: Identity, Politics, and the Canadian Jewish Community in the 1960s, and The Cry of the Giraffe are all highly recommended for summer reading.

Michael Wex - emcee for the evening.

Tarek Fatah receives his award for The Jew is Not My Enemy.

Dorothy Shoichet presents the award to Charles Foran for Mordecai: The Life and Times.

Alison Pick and Harold Troper sign copies of their books Far to Go and The Defining Decade.





For more photos of the event, check out our flickr photostream.

Casandra Campbell

Photos by Nick Kozak

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