|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
|Notable works||The Genizah at the House of Shepher|
|Notable awards||Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature (2007)|
Tamar Yellin was raised in Leeds. Her father was a third-generation native of Jerusalem; his father was Yitzhak Yaakov Yellin (1885–1964), one of the pioneers of the Hebrew language press in pre-state Israel. Her mother was the daughter of a Polish immigrant to England.
She spent 13 years writing her first novel, The Genizah at the House of Shepher (2005), and took two years to find a publisher. This was followed by a collection of 13 short stories, Kafka in Brontëland (2006) and another novel, Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes (2008). She also writes fiction for magazines, including The London Magazine and the Jewish Quarterly, and has published stories in two anthologies, The Slow Mirror and Other Stories: New Fiction by Jewish Writers (1996) and Mordecai's First Brush with Love: New Stories by Jewish Women in Britain (2004).
Yellin incorporates much of her own personal history in her work. The plot for her first novel, The Genizah at the House of Shepher was based on her family's discovery of historic notes on the Aleppo Codex in the attic of their home.
- 2007 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, for The Genizah at the House of Shepher. The prize money was $100,000.
- 2007 Reform Judaism Prize for Jewish Fiction, for her short-story collection, Kafka in Bronteland
- 2006 Harold U. Ribalow Prize, for The Genizah at the House of Shepher
- Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes. Toby Press. 2008. ISBN 1592642136.
- Kafka in Brontëland. Toby Press. 2006. ISBN 1592641539.
- The Genizah at the House of Shepher. Toby Press. 2005. ISBN 1592641156.
- Phillips, Laura; Baraitser, Marion, eds. (2004). Mordecai's First Brush with Love: New Stories by Jewish Women in Britain. Loki. p. 57. ISBN 0952942666.
- "The Winner Is: Introducing Tamar Yellin". Reform Judaism Online. Union for Reform Judaism. Spring 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
- Friedman, Dr. Dan (May 2007). "A World Written: In Conversation with Tamar Yellin". The Forward. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
- Wood, M. E. (2015). "Tamar Yellin - Author Interview". Bella Online. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
- "The Genizah at the House of Shepher - Tamar Yellin". Jewish Book Council. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
- Yellin, Tamar (Spring 2005). "The Genizah at the House of Yellin". Jewish Quarterly. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
- McBain, Genever (14 December 2006). "Tamar Yellin, British First-Time Novelist, Receives 2006 Ribalow Award". Hadassah Women's Zionist Organization of America. Retrieved 30 May 2015.