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.