Jasmine Donahaye is a Professor of English Literature at Swansea University. Previously, she worked in the publishing sector and as Publishing Grants Officer at the Welsh Books Council. This background in publishing informs her teaching of creative writing. Her memoir, Losing Israel (2015), won the non-fiction category of Wales Book of the Year, and her story Theft was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize.