Posted on 02/26/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A long-lost Holocaust memoir has won a top award for Jewish literature.

Françoise Frenkel’s No Place to Lay One’s Head was first printed in 1945, but fell out of publication for decades.

In 2010, thirty-five years after Frenkel’s death, a copy of her memoir was discovered; it was only translated into English for publication last year.

On Monday, No Place to Lay One’s Head was revealed as the 2019 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize winner.

The Independent has a lengthy piece on Frenkel, the mystery surrounding her, and the role her work plays in the larger world of Holocaust/World War II fiction.

To simply read more about the JQ prize, head to the Bookseller’s website.

Categories: Today in Books

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