Leila Aboulela won the first Caine Prize for African Writing. Her new novel The Kindness of Enemies moves back and forth between present day Scotland and nineteenth century Russia. Leila's novels, The Translator, a New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year, Minaret, and Lyrics Alley, were all long listed for the Orange Prize. Lyrics Alley was Fiction Winner of the Scottish Book Awards and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. Leila's book of short stories Coloured Lights was short-listed for the MacMillan Silver PEN award. Her work has been translated into 14 languages and included in publications such as Granta, The Washington Post and The Guardian. She grew up in Khartoum and now lives in Aberdeen.
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