Now in its 31st year, the JQ-Wingate prize recognises writing by Jewish and non-Jewish authors, which stimulates an interest in themes of Jewish concern while appealing to the general reader.
Former winners include Amos Oz, David Grossman, Zadie Smith, Imre Kertesz, Oliver Sacks, WG Sebald, and Etgar Keret.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony hosted by the Jewish Quarterly in June.
The Invention of the Jewish People will be published in paperback by Verso in June.
More information on the prize here.