LONGMEADOW – Sara Yael Hirschhorn has been named one of five Fellows eligible for the $100,000 2018 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, a program of the Jewish Book Council.
Hirshhorn, a native of Longmeadow, was named a finalist in the non-fiction category for her book, City on a Hilltop: The Participation of Jewish-American Immigrants within the Israeli Settler Movement (Harvard University Press, 2017).
The second prize winner will receive $18,000 and three remaining presentations of $5,000 each will be announced in July.
Established in 2007, The Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature honors emerging writers who explore the Jewish experience and demonstrate the potential for continued contribution to Jewish literature.
Hirschhorn’s book was also named a National Jewish Book Award finalist in the category of Jewish-American historical works.
She is University Research Lecturer and Sidney Brichto Fellow in Israel Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies and Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford.