Prizes & Reviews

Aline P’nina Tayar has been nominated for a number of awards for writing, more recently:

  • Island of Dreams: Runner-up,¬†Harry Bowling Prize 2012
  • Family Secrets:¬†Selected for the Bridge House Publishing Short Story Competition Longlist 2011
  • Island of Dreams: Shortlisted, Unbound Novel Award 2011


How Shall We Sing

“Love this book!!! A very well told, evocative memoir of several generations of the author’s far-flung family in the Jewish diaspora. Most of the family lived in Malta, Italy, Tunisia, Israel and Egypt, and Tayar does an excellent job bringing their lives and times alive. This is an adroit mixture of family history and social and cultural history of the Jews in this part of the world, mainly in the often tumultuous 20th century.” – Slim Khezri, Goodreads