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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, February 21

The Best Place On Earth

Ayelet Tsabari
Samantha Ellis

Ayelet Tsabari discusses her internationally acclaimed fiction, The Best Place on Earth, which is peopled with characters at the crossroads of nationalities, religions and communities, with writer and playwright Samantha Ellis

Ayelet Tsabari was born and raised in Israel to a large family of Yemeni descent.The Best Place on Earth, won the 2015 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. Her non-fiction has won a National Magazine Award, a Western Magazine Award and an Edna Staebler Award.  
 
Samantha Ellis's reading memoir, How to be a Heroine, is published by Vintage. Her plays include Cling to Me Like Ivy (published by Nick Hern Books, and produced at the Birmingham Rep and on tour) and Operation Magic Carpet (Polka Theatre). She is a judge of this year’s Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, and her book about Anne Brontë will be published by Chatto & Windus.
 
Sponsored by the USA Jewish Book Council.                                                                                                                                                                                          

Experience the event as it happened:

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Ayelet Tsabari

Samantha Ellis

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