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Zoë Ferraris


USA (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
 
Awards
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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