Local writers win Jewish Book Awards

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Stuart Rojstaczer of Palo Alto has won the National Jewish Book Award for outstanding debut fiction for his novel “The Mathematician’s Shiva.”

Winners of the 2014 awards by the Jewish Book Council were announced Jan. 14.

Stanford University’s Steven Zipperstein shared honors with fellow editor Anita Shapira and editorial director Ileene Smith for Yale University Press’s Jewish Lives series, named Jewish Book of the Year.

Stanford writing instructor Molly Antopol of San Francisco was a finalist in two categories — debut fiction and fiction — for her short story collection, “The UnAmericans.”

Stanford University Press’s “A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987,” won in Women’s Studies.

For a complete listing, see www.jewishbookcouncil.org/awards.