Announcing the Winner of The Whole Megillah Yom Kippur Memoir Challenge

And the winner is…Yael Levy. Her winning memoir first page of Brooklyn Diaries was chosen by Memoir editor-in-chief Claudia Sternbach, who will also be providing Yael with a critique.

A freelance illustrator and journalist, Yael Levy has been published in numerous venues, including The Jerusalem Post during her three-year stay in Israel just east of the bustling capital city of Tel Aviv.

She holds a degree in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. But it’s the questioning journalist inside her that has launched a new career in writing literature. Her debut novel Brooklyn Love (Sept. 17, 2012, Crimson Romance) hones in on Levy’s interest in the underlying thoughts and expressions of the Orthodox Jewish culture.

A native New Yorker, Levy currently writes for The Times of Israel about her experiences as a Jewish mother now living in Atlanta. She is also studying for a Masters in Law at Emory University.

Mazel tov, Yael!

Important reminder!

And a reminder to all those who submitted first pages to this challenge, Memoir has extended the period for a $5 discount on a one-year subscription until October 1, 2012. Use the promo code MEGILLAH.

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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7 Responses to Announcing the Winner of The Whole Megillah Yom Kippur Memoir Challenge

  1. Yay! My first interview subject on my blog. For more information about Yael, see

    And don’t forget, folks, I’m always on the look-out for new interview subjects. Please contact me — I hope to highlight new writers, as well as the veterans.

  2. Congratulations! I’m not surprised–talent always finds a home 🙂

  3. Sheila Lewis says:

    Kol ha kavod, Yael. Looking forward to reading the Brooklyn Diaries. Sheila Lewis

  4. claudia says:

    And let me say, I really enjoyed reading all of the entries. I wish you all the best in your writing and hope that more of you will will begin to record your own stories. No one knows them like you do!
    Claudia Sternbach
    Editor in Chief

  5. Mazel Tov, Yael! So much good news from you all at once. I can’t wait to read your memoir! Dorothy

  6. Pingback: Author’s Notebook | Yael Levy, Author of YA Romance, Brooklyn Love | The Whole Megillah

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