Prizes and Awards

Awarded key to the City of Lethbridge. July 1, 2006.
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. University of Lethbridge. May 31, 2006.
Excerpt in Yiddish from Der boym fun lebn chosen to be permanently displayed on exterior walls of Montreal as part of The City of Words Blue Metropolis mural project. Of the ten authors chosen for this honour, this is the only excerpt chosen from a non-Francophone, non-Anglophone author. 2006.
Finalist, 2007 George Bugnet Award for the Novel, Alberta Book Awards. [For The Tree of Life, Bk. 3]
Finalist, 2006 George Bugnet Award for the Novel, Alberta Book Awards. [For The Tree of Life, Bk. 2]
Winner of MLA Book Award for 2006: the Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize for Yiddish Studies for Survivors: Seven Short Stories.
Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for Survivors: Seven Short Stories, 2005.
Finalist, 2005 Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Fiction. Alberta Book Awards. [For Survivors]
John Glassco Prize of the Literary Translation Association of Canada. Ottawa, Canada. September 2000. Awarded for translation into English of Bociany and Of Lodz and Love.
Award of the American Association of Professors of Yiddish. MLA Conference, Toronto, Canada. 1998.
I. J. Segal Prize, Montreal, Canada. Won twice: 1993, 1972.
Prize of the Congress for Jewish Culture, New York, USA. Won twice: 1993, 1988.
Sholem Aleichem Prize, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1990.
Rosenfeld Prize, Toronto, Canada, 1990.
Atran Prize, New York, U.S.A. 1985.
Manger Prize, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1979.
Niger Prize, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1972.