Irina Reyn Wins 2009 Goldberg Prize

Congratulations to Irina Reyn, winner of the 2009 Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers for her 2008 novel, What Happened to Anna K. As you may recall, I read this book about a year ago, and I thought it was wonderful. I’m so glad to see Reyn and her book honored this way.

From the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Web site: “Established in 1999 and supported through a generous grant from the Samuel Goldberg & Sons Foundation, the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers is among the very first of its kind to highlight new works by contemporary writers exploring Jewish themes. The prize spotlights promising new talent, and is awarded to an American fiction writer for a first or second full-length work that was published in the previous calendar year. Submissions must be made by the publisher. The award includes a prize of $2,500, as well as a one-week residency at Ledig House International Writers Colony in New York’s Hudson Valley.”

The deadline for the 2010 competition will be announced shortly. Congratulations once again to Irina Reyn!