Tuval, Israel, January 11, 2022 –(PR.com
)– Author Ilan Sheinfeld is the recipient of the 2021 Brenner Prize for Literature for his book The Jewish Monk, published by Kinneret Zmora, edited by Noa Menhaim. The announcement was made today by the Hebrew Writers Association in Israel, which is charged with awarding the prize, one of the most longstanding and prestigious Hebrew literary prizes, awarded annually for the past 76 years. Ilan Sheinfeld will receive ILS 50,000 (16,000 $).
The prize judges wrote: “The Jewish Monk was chosen from 90 books of prose, all published in the past year. When we hear the word ‘anusim’ (forced converts), we immediately think of the Spanish and Portuguese Marranos. In a voluminous novel, rich in detail, and covering multiple generations, Ilan Sheinfeld expands our consciousness and tells the story of anusim in South America.
“Throughout the novel, Ilan Sheinfeld focuses on one figure, Francisco…