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. It was also a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book, and was nominated for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Excerpts from The Art of Leaving have won a National Magazine Award, a Western Magazine Award, and an Edna Staebler Award. Tsabari is the recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship and a graduate of the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University and the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph. Tsabari teaches creative writing at the University of King’s College MFA in Creative Nonfiction and the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Education. She will also be joining the faculty at Tel Aviv University this fall.
A passionate account of the pain, fire, and fury of adolescence and young adulthood.” — Camilla Gibb