Blog Archive: Past Wallant Winners


Allegra Goodman

Wallant Winner: Allegra Goodman’s KAATERSKILL FALLS

May 2, 2017

By Erika Dreifus

As we have mentioned, this blog runs a certain series. In each series post, we take an appreciative look back on a book that has won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. Wallant, as you may recall, died at the tragically young age of 36 back in 1962. The previous year, he published the classic novel The Pawnbroker, […]

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Wallant Winner: Nicole Krauss’s THE HISTORY OF LOVE

Jan 3, 2017

By Erika Dreifus

As previously mentioned, we have launched a new blog project here. In each series post, we take an appreciative look back on a book that has won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. Wallant, as you may recall, died at the tragically young age of 36 back in 1962. The previous year, he published the classic novel The Pawnbroker, which was a National Book Award finalist. We re-issued that novel (with a foreword by Dara Horn) in late 2015. In this post, we spotlight Nicole Krauss’s The History of Love, which won the prize for 2005.

Wallant Winner: Thane Rosenbaum’s ELIJAH VISIBLE

Nov 8, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

In each series post, we look back on a book that has won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. Today, we spotlight Thane Rosenbaum’s Elijah Visible: Stories.

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Wallant Winner: Dara Horn’s IN THE IMAGE

Oct 4, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

In this post, we focus on In the Image. Written by Dara Horn, this book was honored with the Wallant Award in 2002.

Wallant Winner: Eileen Pollack’s IN THE MOUTH

Sep 6, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

As previously mentioned, we have launched a new blog project here. In each series post, we’re presenting an appreciative look back at a book that has won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award.

Wallant, as you may recall, died at the tragically young age of 36 back in 1962. The previous year, he published the classic novel The Pawnbroker, which was a National Book Award finalist; we re-issued that novel  (with a foreword by Dara Horn) last fall. The award in his memory is presented annually “to an American writer whose published creative work of fiction is considered to have significance for the American Jew.” We think it’s worth re-focusing some spotlights on the authors and books that have been honored with the prize named for Wallant.

In this post, we focus on In the Mouth: Stories and Novellas. Written by Eileen Pollack, this book was honored with the Wallant Award in 2008.

Wallant Winner: Chaim Potok’s THE CHOSEN

Aug 2, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

As previously mentioned, we have launched a new blog project here. In each series post, we’re presenting an appreciative look back at a book that has won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award.

Wallant, as you may recall, died at the tragically young age of 36 back in 1962. The previous year, he published the classic novel The Pawnbroker, which was a National Book Award finalist; we re-issued that novel  (with a foreword by Dara Horn) last fall. The award in his memory is presented annually “to an American writer whose published creative work of fiction is considered to have significance for the American Jew.” We think it’s worth re-focusing some spotlights on the authors and books that have been honored with the prize named for Wallant.

In this post, we return to 1967. That year, the Wallant Award recipient was Chaim Potok, who won the prize for his novel The Chosen. 

Wallant Winner: Johanna Kaplan’s O My America!

Jul 5, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

In this post, we return to 1980. That year, the Wallant Award recipient was Johanna Kaplan, who won the prize for her novel O My America!.

Wallant Winner Julie Orringer

A Look Back on a Wallant Winner: Julie Orringer’s THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE

Jun 7, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we’re launching a new blog project here. In each series post, we’ll present an appreciative look back at a book that has won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award.

Wallant, as you may recall, died at the tragically young age of 36 back in 1962. The previous year, he published the classic novel The Pawnbroker, which was a National Book Award finalist; we re-issued that novel (with a foreword by Dara Horn) last fall. The award in his memory is presented annually “to an American writer whose published creative work of fiction is considered to have significance for the American Jew.” We think it’s worth re-focusing some spotlights on the authors and books that have been honored with the prize named for Wallant.

In this inaugural series post, we’ll begin just a few years back, in 2010. That year, the Wallant Award recipient was Julie Orringer, who won the prize for her debut novel The Invisible Bridge.

Another Way to Honor Author Edward Lewis Wallant

May 10, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

A new way to honor Edward Lewis Wallant here on the FTB site.