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Zoë Ferraris

USA flag (b.1970)

Zoë Ferraris moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the first Gulf War. She lived in a conservative Muslim community with her then-husband and his family, a group of Saudi-Palestinians. In 2006, she completed her MFA in Fiction at Columbia University. She currently lives in San Francisco.

Genres: Mystery, Children's Fiction
Katya Hijazi
   1. The Night of the Mir'aj (2008)
     aka Finding Nouf
   2. City of Veils (2010)
   3. Kingdom of Strangers (2012)
Macavity Awards Best First Novel nominee (2009) : The Night of the Mir'aj

Zoë Ferraris recommends
The Silenced Women (2021)
(Violent Crimes Investigations Unit, book 1)
Frederick Weisel
"In this propulsive debut, Weisel writes evocatively about a detective in crisis, a complex crime, and a city pushed to the edge by a killer's grip. With The Silenced Women, you're in for a smart and gritty ride."

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