Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism
Sami Rohr Prize
This book offers a new narrative of modern Jewish history based on the life and legacy of the most influential modern rabbinic figure, the eighteenth-century rabbi Elijah ben Solomon, known as the Vilna Gaon.
The Tree That Time Forgot
Science, Short List
A renowned botanist recounts the eventful 250-million-year history of the ginkgo tree, its near demise during the ice ages, its surprising reprieve from extinction through human intervention, and its honored place in cities around the globe.