Ayelet Tsabari was born in Israel to a large family of Yemeni descent. Her first book, The Best Place on Earth (HarperCollins), won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. The book was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Kirkus Review Best Book of 2016, and has been published internationally to great acclaim. Excerpts from her forthcoming book have won a National Magazine Award and a Western Magazine Award. She lives in Toronto.