‘The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit’ wins prize

Lucette Lagnado, a senior special writer and investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, was announced as the recipient of the $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, The Jerusalem Post reports.

“Lagnado’s memoir The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World (HarperCollins/Ecco) was chosen for its fresh vision, which demonstrates her future potential to further contribute to Jewish literature.

“The memoir chronicles her family’s heartbreaking tale of their exodus from Egypt and eventual resettling in Brooklyn. Lagnado sheds light on the untold stories of the nearly one million Jewish refugees across the Middle East, cast out from homelands they cherished and longed to return to until their deaths.”

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