Holocaust Graphic Novel But I Live Wins Big at the 2023 PROSE Awards

For Immediate Release

February 16, 2023

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has announced that But I Live: Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust, edited by Charlotte Schallié, has been selected as a 2023 PROSE Awards Category Winner in TWO categories: Biography and Autobiography, and Nonfiction Graphic Novels.

“Thank you to the PROSE Committee for honouring the stories of Emmie Arbel, Nico and Rolf Kamp, and David Schaffer with not one, but two awards!” says Natalie Fingerhut, acquisitions editor at New Jewish Press. “We are all so excited about this incredible achievement!”

The Association of American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Awards), established in 1976, recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by celebrating authors, editors, and publishers whose works have made significant contributions to their respective fields of study. With five official categories, and many more sub-categories,  PROSE Awards honour an array of publications including books, journals, nonfiction graphic novels, eProducts, and reference works.

But I Live, which previously won a Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Biography, is a collection of stories by Emmie Arbel, Nico and Rolf Kamp, and David Schaffer, four Holocaust survivors, and Miriam Libicki, Gilad Seliktar, and Barbara Yelin, three graphic artists. Each novella is a co-creation between a survivor and graphic artist and depicts the experiences of the four child-witnesses in various visual styles, each unique to the different artist. Together, this book aims to teach the reader about racism, antisemitism, human rights, and social justice using the graphic novel format that is so appealing to younger readers.

New Jewish Press (NJP) is an imprint of University of Toronto Press, in partnership with the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, that includes outstanding books on Jewish culture, history, philosophy, literature, and religion. Books published under the New Jewish Press imprint contribute to the Canadian and international Jewish cultural landscape by connecting with a broad and intellectually engaged readership.

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) represents the leading book, journal, and education publishers in the United States on matters of law and policy, advocating for outcomes that incentivize the publication of creative expression, professional content, and learning solutions. As essential participants in local markets and the global economy, our members invest in and inspire the exchange of ideas, transforming the world we live in one word at a time.