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Jewish Book Council Announces Prizes for Best Books of 1964

April 30, 1965
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Eli Wiesel’s novel, “The Town Beyond the Wall” (Atheneum Publishers) has been named the outstanding English-language work of fiction of Jewish interest published in the United States during 1964, it was announced today by Dr. Gilbert Klaperman, president of the National Jewish Welfare Board Jewish Book Council of America. Mr. Wicsel will receive the $250 Harry and Ethel Daroff Memorial Award.

Aleph Katz was named the winner of the Florence and Harry Kovner Memorial Award for the best book of Yiddish poetry. “Di Emmesse Hassene,” published by Cyco. The award carries a $100 prize and a citation. The $250 Frank and Ethel S. Cohen Award for the best book on Jewish thought was voted to Dr. Israel Efros for his “Ancient Jewish Philosophy,” (Wayne State University Press). The $250 Israel Siegel Memorial Juvenile Award, for the best Jewish juvenile, will go to Dr. Azriel Eisenberg and Chaplain Dov Peretz Elkins, who is on duty at Fort Gordon, Ga., co-authors of “World’s Lost and Found,” (Abelard-Schuman).

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