Diana Abu-Jaber is most recently the author of Birds of Paradise, an Indie Books Pick, as well as the award-winning memoir The Language of Baklava and the bestselling novels Origin and Crescent, which were awarded the PEN Center USA Award for Literary Fiction and the American Book Award. Her first novel, Arabian Jazz, won the Oregon Book Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Silverworld is Diana's first novel for children and started as a tale she told to entertain her young niece while vacationing in a condo lined with mirrors!
A frequent contributor to NPR, she teaches at Portland State University and divides her time between Portland and Miami. Find her online at @dabujaber or on her website dianaabujaber.com.