Recent Publications, Awards, and Fellowships

Many of our translation fellows go on to publish their projects as well as other translations. Recently published fellowship projects include:

  • Zackary Sholem Berger, Sutzkever Essential Prose (White Goat Press, 2020)
     
  • Jonah and Jonathan Boyarin, “As the Story Goes” Stories Sayings Customs and Character Traits of Famous Jews from the Old Country (Ben Yehuda Press, 2023)
     
  • Justin Cammy, From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg: Memoir and Testimony by Abraham Sutzkever (McGill-Queens, 2021)
     
  • Ellen Cassedy, On the Landing: Stories by Yenta Mash (Northern Illinois University Press, 2018)
     
  • Ollie Elkus, The Tavern of Popricani by Yitskhok Horowitz (Naydus Press, 2022)
     
  • Maia Evrona, From a Bird’s Cage to a Thin Branch: The Selected Poems of Yoysef Kerler (White Goat Press, 2023)
     
  • Jordan Finkin and Allison Schachter, From the Jewish Provinces: Selected Stories by Fradl Shtok (Northwestern, 2021)
     
  • Faith Jones, Meant to Be and Other Stories by Shira Gorshman (White Goat Press, 2023)
     
  • Daniel Kennedy, A Death: Notes of a Suicide by Zalman Shneour (Wakefield Press, 2019)
     
  • Daniel Kennedy, Warsaw Stories by Hersh Dovid Nomberg (White Goat Press, 2019)
     
  • Jessica Kirzane, Diary of a Lonely Girl, or The Battle Against Free Love by Miriam Karpilove (Syracuse University Press, 2020)
     
  • Vivi Lachs, London Yiddishtown: East End Jewish Life in Yiddish Sketch and Story, 1930–1950: Selected Works of Katie Brown, A. M. Kaizer, and I. A. Lisky (Wayne State, 2021)
     
  • Zeke Levine, She Sold Her Husband and Other Satirical Sketches by Sam Liptzin (Farlag Press, 2023)
     
  • Julian Levinson, Flames from the Earth: A Novel from the Lódz Ghetto by Isaiah Spiegel (Northwestern, 2023)
     
  • Anastasiya Lyubas, Montage: Works by Debora Vogel (White Goat Press, 2023)
     
  • Rachel Mines, The Rivals and Other Stories by Jonah Rosenfeld (Syracuse University Press, 2020)
     
  • Caraid O’Brien, Underworld Trilogy by Sholem Asch (White Goat Press, 2023)
     
  • James Adam Redfield, From a Distant Relation by Mikhah Yosef Berdichevsky (Syracuse University Press 2021)
     
  • Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, May God Avenge Their Blood: A Memoir Triptych by Rachmil Bryks (Lexington Books, 2020)
     
  • Miriam Udel, Honey on the Page: An Annotated Anthology of Yiddish Children’s Literature (New York University Press, 2020)
     

Awards and Fellowships

  • Justin Cammy, 2022 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Yiddish, for From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2021)
     
  • Justin Cammy, 2022 Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies from the MLA, for From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2021)
     
  • Justin Cammy, 2022 Finestone Prize from the J.I. Segal Awards, for From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2021)
     
  • Ellen Cassedy, 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund for On the Landing by Yenta Mash (Northern Illinois University Press, 2018)
     
  • Ellen Cassedy, 2018 Finalist Foreword Reviews INDIES Short Stories Award (Adult Fiction) for On the Landing by Yenta Mash (Northern Illinois University Press, 2018)
     
  • Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, 2018 Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies from the MLA, for Oedipus in Brooklyn by Blume Lempel (Mandel Vilar Press and Dryad Press, 2016)
     
  • Maia Evrona, 2019-2020 and 2021-22 Fulbright Awards for Greece and Spain
     
  • Maia Evrona, 2019 American Literary Translators Association travel fellowship
      
  • Jordan Finkin, 2022 Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies from the Modern Languages Association for From the Jewish Provinces: Selected Stories by Fradl Shtok
     
  • Helen Mintz, 2016 J.I. Segal Translation Award for a book on a Jewish theme for Vilna, My Vilna by Abraham Karpinowitz (Syracuse University Press, 2016)
     
  • Helen Mintz, 2016 Canadian Jewish Literary Award in the category of Yiddish for Vilna, My Vilna by Abraham Karpinowitz (Syracuse University Press, 2016)
     
  • Sarah Ponichtera, 2016 National Endowment for the Arts grant for Burning Earth by Aaron Zeitlin
     
  • Ri Turner, 2018 PEN/Heim Translation Fund for Chaim Gravitzer by Fishl Shneerson
             
  • Ri Turner, 2018 National Endowment for the Arts grant for Yiddishists, Misanthropes, and Other Curiosities Humoresques by Der Tunkeler (Academic Studies Press, forthcoming)
     
  • Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, 2023 NYC Big Book Award in the category of Jewish Literature for Dineh: An Autobiographical Novel by Ida Maze (White Goat Press, 2022)
     
  • Rose Waldman, 2019 National Endowment for the Arts grant for Rings on the Soul by Eli Schechtman
     
  • Rebecca Weingart, 2022 American Literary Translators Association Travel Fellowship