Inspired by the Bible

Tamar Yellin, David Maine

24/02/2007 2:00 pm

David Maine conveyed Cain’s anguish in the beautiful Fallen and Noah’s wife and children’s dismay in the humorous Flood. The Genizah at the House of Shepher is Tamar Yellin’s thriller about a missing biblical codex and the search for the true text of the Bible. They spoke about finding their inspiration in the sacred text.

Tamar Yellin

Tamar Yellin\'s first novel, The Genizah at the House of Shepher, received the Ribalow Prize 2006 and the Rohr Prize 2007 and was short-listed for the Wingate Prize. Her collection, Kafka in Bronteland and other stories, was a finalist for the Edge Hill Prize and received the Reform Judaism Prize 2006. Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes appeared in September 2008.

David Maine

David Maine was born in 1963 and grew up in Connecticut. He worked in the mental health systems of Massachusetts and Arizona. He taught English in Morocco from 1995 to 1998, and has lived un Pakistan since then. He resides in Lahore with his wife, novelist Uzma Aslam Khan. With The Flood, Fallen and now The Book of Samson, he certainly takes Bible stories to a new level ...

Deborah Kahn-Harris

Deborah Kahn-Harris is currently Principal of Leo Baeck College and co-hosts an intra-Jewish dialogue project with her husband, Dr. Keith Kahn-Harris. Her PhD, entitled ‘A Hammer for Shattering Rock: Employing Classical Rabbinic Hermeneutics to Fashion Contemporary Feminist Commentary on the Bible’ was completed during summer 2011.