Ayelet Tsabari was born and raised in Israel and now lives in Toronto. She is the author of The Best Place on Earth, (HarperCollins, 2013,) winner of the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. The book was New York Times Book Review's Editors Choice And Kirkus Review Best Book. She is a National Magazine Awards winner, and a Western Magazine Award winner. A graduate of Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University and the MFA program at Guelph University,, she teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Education.