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Jo Roberts

Trained in her native England as a lawyer and anthropologist, Jo Roberts is now a freelance writer. For five years she was managing editor of the New York Catholic Worker newspaper, to which she frequently contributed. Her reportage from Israel and from the West Bank has appeared in Embassy, Canada’s foreign policy weekly. She lives in Toronto.

Jo's first book, Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophe, met with critical acclaim from reviwers of diverse political perspectives. It was a finalist for the (US) National Jewish Book Awards, and placed second for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. For more inofrmation, please see Jo's website: www.joroberts.org

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Publications

Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophe. Dundurn Press, 2013

Awards

Finalist, (U.S.) National Jewish Book Awards, 2013
Non-fiction runner-up, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, 2014
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
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