Rhea Tregebov’s novel, Rue des Rosiers, has won the Western Canada Jewish Book Awards’ Nancy Richler Memorial Prize for Fiction!
The third annual Western Canada Jewish Book Awards took place via Zoom on December 6.
Vancouver’s Rhea Tregebov took home the Nancy Richler Memorial Prize for Fiction. This was the first year the prize was named for the talented novelist, who died in 2018.
Tregebov, associate professor emerita in the UBC Creative Writing Program, won for Rue des Rosiers, about a young Canadian woman’s search for her own identity, which brings her to Paris in 1982 and face-to-face with the terror of an age-old enemy.
The Western Canada Jewish Book Awards initiative is designed to celebrate excellence in writing on Jewish themes and subjects and to showcase the achievements of authors from Western Canada.
“Rue Des Rosiers is not just an exemplary novel, it’s also an important book…” Shelley A. Leedahl, SaskBooks Reviews