Sonia Nimr writes books for children and youth both in Arabic and English. She received her PhD from Exeter University in 1990 in Oral History. Currently she teaches at Bir Zeit University, Department of Cultural Studies. Her English books include A Little Piece of Ground which she wrote with Elizabeth Laird (2004), and Ghaddar the Ghoul (2007). In 2004 she was on the Honours List of the IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People, for a story in Arabic called Begins and Ends With Lies(2003). She lives in Ramallah with her young son and husband.

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