The winners of the three major awards of the 51st Annual National Jewish Book Awards are literary veterans.
Philip Roth won the fiction award for The Human Stain (Houghton), making him a three-time National Jewish Book Award winner. The nonfiction winner is Samuel G. Freedman for Jew vs. Jew (S&S), and the children's literature award went to Howard Schwartz for The Day the Rabbi Disappeared (Viking). The Jewish Book Council will also present its Fifth Annual Lifetime Literary Achievement Award to Elie Wiesel, distinguished author and Nobel laureate.
The winning authors, including those in 14 other categories, will receive their prizes at the 92nd Street Y, March 29 in New York City. The ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Jewish Book Council at (212) 532-4949.