Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
Yael Hedaya, a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for her novel Accidents, is 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.
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 executive director 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.