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Zoë Ferraris

USA flag (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.
Katya Hijazi
1. The Night of the Mir'aj (2008)
     aka Finding Nouf
2. City of Veils (2010)
3. Kingdom of Strangers (2012)
Galaxy Pirates
1. Hunt for the Pyxis (2015)
Macavity Awards Best First Novel nominee (2009) : The Night of the Mir'aj

Zoë Ferraris recommends
The Burning Veil (2010)
Jean Grant
"Elegant and insightful, The Burning Veil takes the reader on a fascinating journey behind the closed doors of Saudi Arabian life, showing Arabs and expats as they struggle to come to terms with their differences. Jean Grant's novel is a delightful find."

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