Time’s Echo has been named “Book of the Year” by the National Jewish Book Awards, and has received two additional prizes in the categories of “History” and “Holocaust.” The prizes are given annually by the Jewish Book Council. This year marked the first time that one title has won the Council’s overarching Book of the Year prize as well as two additional prizes in specific categories.
From the award announcement:
With “the ears of a critic and the tools of a historian,” Eichler introduces a new way of understanding history – “listening with an understanding of music as time’s echo.” It is a “groundbreaking achievement in memorial history,” as noted by our judges.
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners.
For more information: “Critic’s account of classical music after the Holocaust is named Jewish book of the year,” JTA, January 24, 2024.