Professor Michael David Lukas Wins Sami Rohr Prize

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

J. (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Oakland writer Michael David Lukas, an assistant professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, has won the 2019 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for his novel The Last Watchman of Old Cairo.

The Rohr Prize, the largest literary prize of its kind, is a program of the Jewish Book Council and carries an award of $100,000. It honors emerging writers who explore the Jewish experience in a work of fiction or nonfiction.