I was happy to learn June 19 that The Shadows We Mistake for Love won the inaugural Western Canada Jewish Book Award for fiction—the Diamond Foundation Prize. The awards ceremony, at Vancouver’s Jewish Community Centre, was hosted by the Globe and Mail’s western cultural columnist Marsha Lederman. Besides presentation of a $2,000 prize in five categories—poetry, non-fiction, children and youth, and Holocaust literature, as well as fiction—the event involved brief readings by the winners and a public Q & A with Ms. Lederman and the audience.