Transatlantic is pleased to congratulate Claire Holden Rothman who is shortlisted for the 2019 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature for her novel LEAR’S SHADOW (Penguin Canada)!

The Vine Awards honour both the best Canadian Jewish writers and Canadian authors who deal with Jewish subjects. LEAR’S SHADOW is shortlisted in Fiction, and there are also prizes for Non-Fiction, Poetry, History, and Children’s/Young Adult.

“This year’s Vine Awards shortlist embodies the diversity of Canadian Jewish writing, characterized by the universal themes of home, family, and finding a place to belong,” said 2019 Juror, Melanie J. Fishbane. “These authors dive deep into generational trauma, challenge popular historical narratives, and ask the difficult questions about not only what it means to be Jewish, but to be human.”

The 2019 winners will be announced on October 23 at an Award Luncheon at the Windsor Arms Hotel, Toronto. For more information, please visit

Claire Holden Rothman is represented by Transatlantic President Samantha Haywood.