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My debut novel, Finding Nouf, and two follow-up novels, City of Veils and Kingdom of Strangers, have been international bestsellers and have been published in 45 countries. Believe me, I am just as surprised as you are. The books were inspired by my life in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where I lived in a conservative neighborhood with my then-husband and his family, who were Saudi-Palestinians. ​


In 2006, I completed my Masters of Fine Arts in Fiction at Columbia University.

Current Work

I am currently finishing up various projects which have taken years to come to fruition because that's how I roll. More news coming soon! For press and publicity information, click here.

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