AYELET TSABARI was born in Israel to a large family of Yemeni descent. Her first book, The Best Place on Earth won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award and was long listed to the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. The book was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Kirkus Review best book of 2016, and has been published internationally. Excerpts from her memoir, The Art of Leaving, have won a National Magazine Award and a Western Magazine Award in Canada, and The New Quarterly ‘s Edna Staebler award. In 2014, she was awarded a Chalmers Arts Fellowship. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing MFA Program at Guelph and teaches at the University of King’s College’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction, and at the University of Toronto‘s School of Continuing Studies.Read more Read less
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