- Category: Hats Off!
- Published on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:57
- Written by Paul Jones
Hats Off! to Edith Pearlman, who has won Hadassah magazine's Harold U. Ribalow Prize, which honors an author who has created "an outstanding work of fiction on a Jewish theme," for Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories (Lookout Books).
The panel of judges, who included Elie Wiesel, N. Scott Momaday, and Jonathan Freedman, praised Binocular Vision, which they said contains "thirty-four short stories that take place around the world and across time. Among the worlds she creates are those of tsarist Russia and modern Boston, London during the blitz and a post-World War II refugee camp, the humid interior of Central America and the coast of Maine."