Ayelet Tsabari will read excerpts from her work and discuss her writing with Professor Brett Kaplan (Comparative and World Literature). The presentation will also feature images from the author's research into the lives of Yemeni Jews.
Ayelet Tsabari's debut story collection "The Best Place on Earth", won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. The book was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Kirkus Review’s Best Debut Fiction of 2016, was nominated for The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and has been published internationally to great acclaim.
Sponsor: Program in Jewish Culture and Society (UIUC), Israel Studies Project (Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago)