Jasmine Donahaye worked in the publishing sector before joining the English Department at Swansea University, where she is now a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing. She was elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2017. Her previous books include a biography of Welsh-Jewish author Lily Tobias, The Greatest Need (Honno Press, 2015); a monograph, Whose People? Wales, Israel, Palestine (University of Wales Press, 2012); and two poetry collections – Self-Portrait as Ruth (Parthian Books, 2009) and Misappropriations (Parthian Books, 2006). Jasmine's memoir Losing Israel (Seren, 2015) won the non-fiction category of Wales Book of the Year.