Nadia Hashimi (USA)
Nadia Hashimi, born in the United States to Afghan parents, has degrees in Middle Eastern studies and biology, and is a trained paediatrician. Her fiction is based in the country and culture of her parents. Her 2014 debut novel, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, was followed, in 2015, by When the Moon is Low and A House Without Windows in 2016.
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