The TLS - Risa Domb Porjes Prize

The 2019 Award

The TLS-Risa Domb/Porjes Prize of £2,000 has been awarded triennially since 1998 and recognises the English translation of a full-length Hebrew book, fiction or non-fiction, of general interest and literary merit. This year’s judges are Boyd Tonkin, Dr. Tsila Ratner, and Dr. Yaron Peleg.


The shortlist:

  • Peter C. Appelbaum for a translation of Hell on Earth by Avigdor Hameiri (Wayne State University Press)
  • Jessica Cohen for a translation of A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman (Vintage)
  • Nicholas de Lange for a translation of Judas by Amos Oz (Vintage)
  • Rachel Tzvia Back for a translation of On the Surface of Silence by Lea Goldberg (Hebrew Union College Press)

The winner:

The Jewish Book Council is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2019 prize is Peter C. Appelbaum for his translation of Avigdor Hameiri’s Hell on Earth

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