Rinat Harel



College: College of Humanities
Discipline: English
Department: English
Research Centre/Unit: College of Humanities

A native of Israeli, I hold bachelor's and master’s degrees in fine art and studied creative writing at Emerson College in Boston USA, where I received the 2015 Nonfiction Award. 

My writing has been shortlisted in the 2017 OWT Short Fiction Competition and published in literary magazines such as East Coast Ink, The Masters Review, Consequences Magazine, Canyon Voices, Dunes Review, and Exclamat!on: an Interdisciplinary Journal published by the University of Exeter England. I also served as the translation editor of Women’s Voices from Kurdistan: A selection of contemporary Kurdish poetry, published by Transnational Press London 2021

Currently a Ph.D. candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Exeter, I am working on a collection of interlinked stories that entwine the autobiographical and the fictional, the real and the surreal, the historical and the speculative. The stories touch upon themes such as life in Israel, home/homeland, war, The Holocaust, and intergenerational memory.