Suad Amiry is a Palestinian writer, an architect, and a social activist. She is the author of numerous architectural and non-fiction books. Her acclaimed Sharon and My Mother-in-Law was translated into twenty languages and won the prestigious Italian Literary Prize Premio Viareggio in 2004. Amiry is also the author of Nothing to Lose but Your Life and Golda Slept Here which won the Premio Nonnino in 2014. My Damascus (2016) is Amiry’s last book. Amiry is the founder of RIWAQ: Centre for Architectural Conservation in Ramallah, Palestine. She and her organization, Riwaq, are winners of many international awards including the Prince Claus Award (2011), the Curry Stone Design Prize (2012) and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2013). She has served on the board of PalFest and her essay, Privatizing Allenby, features in This is Not a Border.