Susan Muaddi Darraj
DATE + TIME
November 2, 2019
CityLit Stage – Pier 5 Hotel, Chesapeake Room
711 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD, USA
Darraj won the American Book Award for A Curious Land, which also won the Arab American Book Award and the AWP Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. She was named a USA Ford Fellow in creative writing in 2018, and she launched the viral #TweetYourThobe campaign in 2019 to celebrate Palestinian culture. Susan’s debut children’s book series, Farah Rocks, will be published in January 2020 by Capstone Books; it is the first series for young readers to star a Palestinian American protagonist.