Deputy Director Andrew McCarthy writes:
Tamar Yellin, author of Kafka in Brontëland and other stories, will be reading from and discussing her work and the influence of the Brontës at the West Lane Baptist Centre in Haworth on Wednesday 17 October at 2.00pm. This event takes place as part of the Brontë Parsonage Museum’s contemporary arts programme.
Kafka in Brontëland and other stories was longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and received the Reform Judaism Prize 2006. Born in Leeds to Jewish parents, Tamar Yellin moved to Brontë country at the age of 21 and has lived there ever since. Her novel, The Genizah at the House of Shepher, based on her Jerusalemite ancestry, has received several awards including the international Sami Rohr Prize for emerging Jewish writers which carries a $ prize.
The museum’s arts programme has featured lots of well known writers but it’s wonderful to have an opportunity to highlight the work of a writer living and working so close to the home of the Brontës. It shows that Haworth still has an inspirational attraction not only for readers of the Brontës' books but also contemporary writers and artists.
Admission is £2.75 on the door. Advance booking is not required. Free to day ticket holders to the Brontë Parsonage Museum. For further details and bookings please contact the Brontë Parsonage Museum, / firstname.lastname@example.org
Below, Tamar Yellin: