Ariel Kahn

Ariel Kahn was born in 1973. Prior to his academic career he was traing to be a Rabbi in Jerusalem. He has a PhD in creative writing from Roehampton University, where he is now a Senior Lecturer. He has degrees in English Literature from Clare College in Cambridge, and an MA in Indian and African literature from SOAS. Ariel was also a driving force in the Arab Israeli Book Club, which he set up together with Palestinian novelist Samir El Youssef. The club was dedicated to building bridges, and creating a space for empathy and shared stories. Ariel won the Bloomsbury New Voices competition and the London Writing Competition and come runner-up in the national Pulp Idol Fiction competition in 2017.Raising Sparks is his first novel.