Tag Archives: Austin Ratner

If You Will It, It Is No Dream

Austin Ratner, 2011 Sami Rohr Prize Winner and author of The Jump Artist, shares his remarks from the 2011 Sami Rohr Priza Gala.

George Rohr (L) and Austin Ratner (R)

82 years ago Philippe Halsman wrote a letter to his girlfriend Ruth Romer from his prison cell in innsbruck austria. Continue reading here.

Our Favorite Photo

Our favorite photo from the 2011 Sami Rohr Prize Gala, held at the Center for Jewish History in New York City on May 31st…view it here.

Righting Wrongs

Ealier this week, Austin Ratner wrote about Hillel sandwiches and patricide, photography, and Audrey Hepburn. His first book, The Jump Artist, is the winner of the 2011 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. He has been blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘sAuthor Blog.
It goes against my convictions as a novelist to characterize any person as either a demon or a hero; human nature isn’t so simple.  It’s the fascist psyche that adores such black-and-white categories: good or bad, Aryan or Jew, friend or enemy, worthy of life or of extermination.  Continue reading here.

As Jewish as a Hillel Sandwich

Austin Ratner‘s first book, The Jump Artist, is the winner of the 2011 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. He will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘s Author Blog.
When I learned about Philippe Halsman’s life-story and determined I would write a novel about him (The Jump Artist, 2011 winner of the Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature), I was struck by the contradictions he embodied.  Continue reading here.

2011 Sami Rohr Prize Winner Announced


AUSTIN RATNER WINS

THE $100,000 2011 SAMI ROHR PRIZE FOR JEWISH LITERATURE

Continue reading here.