Shalom Auslander wins Wingate prize

February 28, 2013
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American author Shalom Auslander has won British Jewry's top literary award for his Holocaust novel Hope: A Tragedy.

He was awarded the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize at Jewish Book Week on Wednesday evening. Mr Auslander also received £4,000 in prize money.

The book focuses on salesman Solomon Kugel and his discovery that a deformed, elderly Anne Frank is hiding in his attic.

Mr Auslander grew up in a strictly Orthodox family in New York, but later rebelled against his upbringing.

Last updated: 12:24pm, February 28 2013