“the Old Country” and “letters from the Desert” Win Louis Lamed Literary Awards

The English Committee of the Louis LaMed Foundation for the Advancement of Hebrew and Yiddish Literature last night announced the winners of the Foundation’s 1946 awards. They are:

“The Old Country,” by Julius and Frances Butwin, a translation from the Yiddish of selected stories from Sholom Aleichem, and “Letters from the Desert,” by Moshe Mosenson, translated from the Hebrew by Hilda Auerbach and edited with an introduction by Shlomo Grodzensky.

The Foundation gives annual prizes to the best works in Hebrew and Yiddish. This is the first time that it has made awards for translations into English from Hebrew and Yiddish

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