Fadia Faqir is the author of four novels: Nisanit, Pillars of Salt, My Name is Salma and Willow Trees Don't Weep. She was born in Amman, Jordan, and moved to Britain in 1984. Her work was published in nineteen countries and translated into fifteen languages.In 1989, the University of East Anglia awarded her the first Ph.D. in Critical and Creative Writing.She currently holds a writing fellowship at St Aidan's College, Durham University, where she teaches creative writing.
She often writes on issues of gender, identity, and culture.
Faqir divides her time between Durham, London and Amman.
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