JQ Wingate Prize

The 2017 JQ Wingate Prize has generated an innovative and diverse long list of fiction and non-fiction from authors around the world, as it marks its 40th anniversary. The 14-strong list includes six novels as well as a multi-faceted mix of histories, memoirs and biographies, which throw new light on past and present events. Established in 1977, the annual prize, worth £4,000 and run in association with JW3, is awarded to the best book, fiction or non-fiction, to translate the idea of Jewishness to the general reader. Professor Bryan Cheyette is the chair of the judges this year and has written a blog for the Times Literary Supplement on how he and his fellow judges managed to choose fourteen out of 70 books for the long list.


About Cindy

Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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