Ru Freeman

Ru Freeman is a Sri Lankan and American writer whose work appears internationally. She is the author of the novels A Disobedient Girl (2009) and On Sal Mal Lane (2013),  a New York Times Editor’s Choice Book, both appearing in translation, and editor of Extraordinary Rendition: American Writers on Palestine (2015). She is a contributing editor of the Asian American Literary Review, and Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, has won the Sister Mariella Gable Award for Fiction, and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction by an American Woman, and blogs for the Huffington Post on literature and politics.

Her original essay, Sight, is featured in This is Not a Border: Reportage & Reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature.