Lear’s Shadow by Claire Holden Rothman, which was published by Penguin Canada, has been shortlisted for the 2020 J.I. Segal Awards in the category of Best Quebec Book on a Jewish Theme!

For over half a century, the Jacob Isaac Segal Awards have been an important community recognition of Jewish-based literature. The Awards Gala will take place on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

Lear’s Shadow is a captivating novel about aging fathers and their grown daughters, childhood scars, and rewriting the script with a little help from Shakespeare, from the acclaimed author of My October. Previously, it won the 2019 Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature in Fiction.

Claire Holden Rothman’s My October was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Her debut novel The Heart Specialist, also longlisted for the Giller, was published in six countries. She has written two story collections and is an award-winning translator. Claire is represented by Samantha Haywood.

See the full list of nominees here: http://www.jewishpubliclibrary.org/en/events+programs++courses/ji+segal+awards/