Thank you for visiting my website. You'll find out a bit about me, and if you haven't read any of my books, you might be tempted to try one.
Welcome to Nowhere
Last November, I visited Jordan, and spent some time working in Azraq and Za'atari refugee camps. (See the News page for more details.) I have since written a novel about a Syrian family caught up in the terrible war afflicting their country. Its title is Welcome to Nowhere, and it will be published by Macmillan in January 2017.
the ethiopian story collecting project
The Ethiopian Story Collecting Project has an exciting new development. The Ducere Foundation is publishing two books of the stories I collected and retold, for use by Ethiopian schoolchildren. Read more about the project on the Ethiopian Story Collecting Page.