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Ayelet Tsabari

Ayelet Tsabari (Petach Tikvah, Israel, May 24, 1973) is an Israeli–Canadian writer.

Biography

She was born in Israel into a large family of Yemeni descent. She studied at the Simon Fraser University Writers' Studio and the University of Guelph MFA program in Creative Writing. Her first book, the collection of short stories The Best Place on Earth, was published by HarperCollins Canada in 2013, and by Penguin Random House in the USA in March 2016.[1]

The Best Place on Earth was the recipient of the 2015 Sami Rohr Prize,[2] the 2016 Edward Lewis Wallant,[3] and was long listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award in 2013. The book was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice,[4] a Kirkus Review Best Debut Fiction of 2016,[5] and has been published internationally.

Tsabari's second book, the memoir in essays The Art of Leaving, was published by HarperCollins Canada and by Penguin Random House in the USA in February 2019. The book won Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Memoir and was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Essays from the book have won several awards including a National Magazine Award (Silver) and a Western Magazine Award in Canada.

Her reviews, essays, and op-eds have appeared in The New York Times,[6] The Globe and Mail,[7] Foreign Policy,[8] The Forward,[9][10][11] and The National Post.[12][13][14]

She teaches creative writing at the University of King's College MFA Program in creative nonfiction.

References

  1. ^ "Biography". Ayelet Tsabari.
  2. ^ "The Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature". jewishbookcouncil.org. Archived from the original on April 28, 2015. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  3. ^ "Ayelet Tsabari – 2016 Edward Lewis Wallant Award Recipient". www.hartford.edu. Archived from the original on May 14, 2019. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "Editors' Choice". The New York Times. April 1, 2016. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  5. ^ THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH by Ayelet Tsabari | Kirkus Reviews.
  6. ^ Tsabari, Ayelet (March 15, 2017). "In This Thriller, an Israeli Doctor Can't Escape His Irresponsibility". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "Opinion: After 20 years in Canada, I returned to Israel. But the country I returned to is not the same country I left". Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  8. ^ Tsabari, Ayelet. "How the Mighty Have Fallen". Foreign Policy. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  9. ^ TsabariApril 19, Ayelet; Images, 2016Getty. "How Ronit Elkabetz Gave Mizrahi Women Like Me Permission To Dream Big". The Forward. Retrieved May 14, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  10. ^ TsabariMarch 16, Ayelet; Br, 2016Yael; t. "Mizrahi Artists Are Here To Incite a Culture War". The Forward. Retrieved May 14, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  11. ^ TsabariJuly 11, Ayelet; GPO, 2016David Eldan /. "It's Time Israel Believed the Victims in the Yemenite Babies Affair". The Forward. Retrieved May 14, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ Afterword (March 21, 2013). "Ayelet Tsabari: How to lose friends and alienate readers | National Post". Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  13. ^ Afterword (March 20, 2013). "Ayelet Tsabari: What kind of Jew are you, anyway? | National Post". Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  14. ^ Afterword (March 18, 2013). "Ayelet Tsabari: What nobody tells you | National Post". Retrieved May 14, 2019.
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