Long list for the Wingate Prize 2022

The 2022 Wingate Literary Prize has generated a long list of 13 books, all of which the judges felt were ‘powerful expressions of the diversity of Jewish experience’.

Among the seven works of fiction and six non-fiction there are authors from the UK, Europe, Israel and America.

Now in its 45th year, 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.

The 2022 long-listed books are:

  • At Night’s End by Nir Baram, translated by Jessica Cohen (Text Publishing)
  • Cesare by Jerome Charyn (No Exit Press/ Oldcastle Books)
  • Letters to Camondo by Edmund de Waal (Chatto & Windus/ Vintage Publishing)
  • Judaism for the World by Arthur Green (Yale University Press)
  • The Lost Shtetl by Max Gross (Harper Via)
  • More Than I Love My Life by David Grossman, translated by Jessica Cohen (Jonathan Cape/Vintage Publishing)
  • The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku (Macmillan Australia)
  • Anyone Who Utters a Consoling Word is a Traitor by Alexander Kluge, translated by Alta. L. Price (Seagull Books)
  • To Be a Man by Nicole Krauss (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • The Ravine by Wendy Lower (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • The Last Interview by Eshkol Nevo, translated by Sondra Silverston (Other Press)
  • The Language of Thieves by Martin Puchner (Granta)
  • Ethel Rosenberg by Anne Sebba (St Martins Press/Orion Books)

The Wingate prize short list will be announced in January and the winner in February.

Press information: Emma Shrimsley 07961 368481 emma@shrimsley.com

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