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Jewish Quarterly Literary Prize Winners
1996 - 2000 inclusive

2000 - 2004


Fiction: 4000

The Mighty Walzer by Howard Jacobson Jonathan Cape hardback and Vintage Paperback.

Non Fiction: 4000

The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman. Published by Penguin Viking.

Also shortlisted were:


For the Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander. Published by Faber & Faber.
Foreign Brides by Elena Lappin. Published by Picador
I, Dreyfus by Bernice Rubens. Published by Abacus.



The Arithmetic of Mind by Anthony Rudolf. Published by Bellew Publishing
Losing the Dead by Lisa Appignanesi. Published by Chatto & Windus
A People Apart: The Jews in Europe 1789-1939 by David Vital. Published by Oxford University Press.


Fiction: 4000

Persian Brides by Dorit Rabinyan (translated from the Hebrew). Published by Canongate.

Non-Fiction: 4000

Edith's Book by Edoth Velman. Published by Penguin Viking.

Also shortlisted were:

Day of Atonement by Jay Rayner. Published by Black Swan
Apples from the Desert by Savyon Leibrecht. Published by Laki Books
Luneberg Variations by Paolo Maurensig. Published by Phoenix House.


Via Dolorosa by David Hare. Published by Faber & Faber
Isaiah Berlin by Michael Ignatieff. Published by Chatto & Windus
The World's Banker by Niall Ferguson. Published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson.


Fiction: 4000

Fugitive Pieces - Anne Michael(Bloomsbury)

Also shortlisted:

Gaglow - Esther Freud (Penguin)
The ZigZag Kid - David Grossman (Bloomsbury)
Barneys Version - Mordecai Richler (Chatto & Windus)

Non-Fiction: 4000

The Book of Jewish Food - Claudia Rodin

Also shortlisted

Flickerbook - Leila Berg (Granta)
Under My Hat - Sally Berkovic (Josephs Bookstore)
Skating to Antarctica - Jenny Diski (Granta)


Fiction: 4000

Joint Winner:
The Emigrants W.G Sebald (Harvill Press) and
The Lady with the Laptop Clive Sinclair (Picador).

Also shortlisted:

Sweet Wine and Bitter Herbs, Wanda Barford(Flambard)
Collected Poems, AC Jacobs (Menard)

Non-Fiction: 4000

Prize withdrawn from original recipient-
Prize now shared between all those previously shortlisted:

In this Dark House, Louise Kehoe (Viking)
Red Saint, Pink Daughter, Silvia Rodgers (Andre Deutsch)
No Passion Spent, George Steiner (Faber)


Fiction: 4,000

The Prince of West End Avenue Alan Isler (Jonathan Cape, 9.99Pb)

Non-Fiction: 4,000

Konin: A Quest Theo Richmond (Jonathan Cape, 8.99Pb)

Sponsored by the H.H. Wingate Foundation, the winners of both prizes are also awarded a trip to the Jerusalem Book Fair.

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