JQ-Wingate Literary Prize
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Genre, Literary fiction & poetry
Prize money: £4,000
Longlist announced: 10/01/2019
Winner(s) announced: 25/02/2019
The annual JQ Wingate Literary prize is awarded to the best book – fiction or non-fiction – to translate the idea of Jewishness to the general reader.
It is the only UK literary prize of its kind and, as such, attracts nominations from all over the globe. Previous winners include Amos Oz, Zadie Smith, Oliver Sacks, Otto Dov Kulka and David Grossman.
Now in its 42nd year, the £4,000 prize is run in association with JW3.
The 2019 Shortlist is:
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin – Tinder Press/Headline
No Place To Lay One’s Head by Françoise Frenkel (translated by Stephanie Smee) – Pushkin Press
Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday – Granta Books
Eternal Life by Dara Horn – W.W. Norton & Co Ltd
Evacuation by Raphael Jerusalmy (translated by Penny Hueston) – Text Publishing
Memento Park by Mark Sarvas – Farrar, Straus & Giroux
The 2019 JQ Wingate Prize was awarded to Françoise Frenkel’s rediscovered Holocaust memoir No Place to Lay One’s Head.