Debut Novel by Carol Zoref ’76, MFA ’97 Awarded Harold U. Ribalow Prize

Barren Island, the debut novel by Writing faculty member Carol Zoref ’76, MFA ’97, has been awarded the Harold U. Ribalow Prize by Hadassah Magazine. Awarded each year, the Ribalow Prize is given to "an author who has created an outstanding work of fiction on a Jewish theme."

In addition to the Ribalow Prize, Zoref received the Goldberg Prize for Debut Fiction from the Jewish Book Council’s National Jewish Book Awards for Barren Island. The novel was also included in the 2017 National Book Awards for Fiction Long List and received the 2015 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Award for the Novel.

The Ribalow Prize will be presented to Zoref at a cermony in January 2019.