Dr. Jasmine Donahaye

Reading from her memoir Losing Israel,

Jasmine Donahaye is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Swansea University, and a member of the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales.  A specialist in Welsh Writing in English, and in Welsh Jewish literature and culture, she is also a cultural commentator, and former editor of the Welsh political-cultural journal Planet.

Donahaye is the author of two poetry collections: Misappropriations, which was shortlisted for the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, and Self-Portrait as Ruth, which was longlisted for Wales Book of the Year. Whose People? Wales, Israel, Palestine, her monograph on Welsh-Jewish attitudes and interactions, was published by University of Wales Press in 2012.

Her latest books are Losing Israel (Seren, 2015), a memoir exploring her changing relationship with Israel, and The Greatest Need (Honno, 2015), the first biography of Welsh-Jewish author and political activist Lily Tobias. She is the recipient of Arts Council Wales’s Creative Wales Award 2015.