Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

Yael Hedaya, a final­ist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jew­ish Lit­er­a­ture for her nov­el Acci­dentsis a favorite here at the JBC. For one thing, she has writ­ten some incred­i­ble books, and for anoth­er, she is one of the screen­writ­ers of the orig­i­nal, Israeli ver­sion of In Treat­ment. On top of all that, she’s had some great book covers.

Exhib­it A:

Exhib­it B:

Exhib­it C:

And, now, time for the lat­est. The paper­back edi­tion of her most recent­ly trans­lat­ed nov­el, Eden, which is due out on Sept 27th from Picador:

Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the CEO of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.