Jasmine Donahaye

Jasmine Donahaye
Jasmine Donahaye is a writer with diverse research interests, including the natural world, Welsh literature in English and Jewish culture and identity.

Jasmine's interest in Welsh heritage dates back to childhood memories of exploring Ceredigion’s silver-lead mines, searching for what were then endangered red kites. She is particularly interested in diversifying understanding of Welsh cultural heritage and in widening engagement with Wales’ natural heritage. 

Jasmine is Professor of Creative Writing at Swansea University. She previously worked in the Welsh publishing sector, including as editor of Planet and as Publishing Grants Officer at the Books Council of Wales.

Her books include the cultural study Whose People? Wales, Israel, Palestine; a biography of the Welsh writer Lily Tobias, The Greatest Need; two poetry collections; and the memoir Losing Israel, which won non-fiction Wales Book of the Year in 2016.

Jasmine holds a degree in Celtic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in English from Swansea University. She is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

She lives near Aberystwyth.