Martha Blum

Martha Blum was born in Chernowitz (now Chernivtsi, in southwestern Ukraine) in 1913. Her novel The Walnut Tree, set during World War II, won two Saskatchewan Book Awards and was nominated for the Canadian Booksellers Association's Ex Libris Award. Her short story collection, Children of Paper, portrayed the vibrant and compelling world of a small Jewish stetl in Ukraine in the early 1900s.