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February 10, 1956 |
Life and works
Levine attended the University of Manitoba and the University of Toronto; he got a PhD in Canadian history from Toronto in 1985. His graduate thesis on the grain business in Winnipeg was turned into his first book in 1987, at which point he was already teaching and freelancing as a journalist. He is an alumnus of Camp Massad of Manitoba.
Levine 's non-fiction work Fugitives of the Forest was awarded the Yad Vashem Prize in Holocaust History in the 1999 Canadian Jewish Book Awards, and his series of Sam Klein Mysteries have won him a broad audience of mystery lovers. In late 2004, Levine toured Germany promoting Die Sünden der Suffragetten, the German translation of his mystery Sins of the Suffragette.
Winner of the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, 2012.
Winner of the McNally-Robinson Book of the Year, 2010 and the Winner of the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for History, 2010.
1 Scattered Among the Peoples (2002): Short-listed for the McNally-Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year and the Isbister Best Non-Fiction Manitoba Book of the Year
2 Fugitives of the Forest (1998): Winner of the Yad Vashem Prize in Holocaust History, Canadian Jewish Book Awards, 1999 and Short-listed for the McNally-Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year, 1998
3 The Blood Libel (1997): Shortlisted for the Chapters/Books in Canada First novel Award and the Arthur Ellis First Mystery Novel Award.
- Morley Walker, "Allan Levine to write Mackenzie King biography," Winnipeg Free Press, September 10, 2009, D2.
- Canadian Who's Who, ed. Elizambeth Lumley, Vol. XXXIX, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004, 773.
- Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards Past Award Winners, http://kofflerarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/CJBA_pastwinners_1989-2013.pdf
- Ilan Mester, "Allan Levine has a lot to Celebrate," Shalom Life," May 17, 2010, http://www.shalomlife.com/culture/12618/allan-levine-has-a-lot-to-celebrate/