Let’s just say that I’ve never been a fixture on any party circuit, literary or otherwise. Which made my attendance Monday evening at the first annual awards reception and ceremony for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature all the more exceptional. I am so glad that I was able to be there (though I admit I wasn’t brave enough to snap any photos–apologies)! But you can still get a descriptive account of the event, courtesy of Publishers Weekly, by clicking here, [2017 update: Sadly, that article seems to have disappeared over the decade since it was posted.].
And I’d like to offer a big public thank you to the Jewish Book Council for organizing the evening so well (and for the book-filled “goody bag”) Please invite me again!