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Sonia Nimr is a leading Palestinian author and storyteller who weaves together contemporary realism with magical folklore for readers of all ages. She won the 2014 Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature in the Young Adult category, and was also shortlisted for the prize for her Thunderbird, the first title in a fantasy trilogy, the second of which is set to be released in April. In English, she is author of Ghaddar the Ghoul and Other Palestinian Stories. Her Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands was published in translation in December 2020.