Ayelet Tsabari a Finalist for Weston Prize | College of Arts

Ayelet Tsabari a Finalist for Weston Prize

Picture of author Ayelet Tasbari and the cover of her memoir, The Art of LeavingCongratulations to alumna Ayelet Tasabari on being named a finalist for the prestigious Hillary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction!

Ayelet's recent memoir, The Art of Leaving (Harpercollins, 2019), takes its place on an impressive all-female shortlist selected by jury members Ivan Coyote, Trevor Herriot, and Manjushree Thapa. Presented by the Writer's Trust of Canada in celebration of the top Canadian nonfiction books of the year, the Weston Prize awards $5,000 to each finalist and $60,000 to the eventual winner.

"In The Art of Leaving: A Memoir, Ayelet Tsabari brings to the page the immigrant experience of being adrift from one’s origins, of leaving home, and of love in a restless search for belonging. Her voice, unfailingly honest, is pitch-perfect in bearing the full tension and complexity of what it is to be a young Mizrahi Jew in self-imposed exile. Tsabari takes you down the path untraveled, one that challenges your comfortable notions of motherhood, place, and home. Charmed by her candour and self-effacing humour, you find yourself drawn into a compelling story of exploration and return that lingers in the heart long after the book is set aside." — 2019 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Jury Citation

You can read more about Ayelet and the rest of the finalists online at The Writers' Trust of Canada. The winner will be announced on Novemeber 5th, 2019.