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Tamar Yellin

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Born in the north of England, Tamar Yellin’s mother was the daughter of a Polish immigrant and her father a third generation Jerusalemite. The creative tension between her Jewish heritage and Yorkshire roots has informed much of her work. According to The Jewish Chronicle, Tamar Yellin is one of five new British Jewish novelists to watch. Her collection of short stories, Kafka in Bronteland, has been awarded the Reform Judaism Prize for Jewish Literature 2006

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2005

Tuesday, 8 March 2005
The Genizah at the House of Shepher 
Inspired by a true story from the author's own family, this is the tale of a biblical scholar who becomes embroiled in a family feud over possession of a mysterious and valuable biblical manuscript discovered in her grandparents' Jerusalem attic.

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Video

 
David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.