Diana Abu-Jaber

  • Diana Abu-Jaber

    Diana Abu-Jaber

    Diana Abu-Jaber’s newest novel, Birds Of Paradise, is the winner of the 2012 Arab-American National Book Award. It was also an Indiepicks selection, and named one of the top books of the year by National Public Radio, the Washington Post, and the Oregonian. She has published several novels, including the PEN-award winner CRESCENT, and a memoir, THE LANGUAGE OF BAKLAVA Diana was born in Syracuse, New York to an American mother and an immigrant father. When she was seven, her family moved to Jordan for two years, and elements of both her American and Jordanian experiences, as well as cross-cultural issues appear in her work. She teaches at Portland State University and divides her time between Portland, Oregon and Miami, Florida.

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