Photo credit: Judy Laing

Leila Aboulela

Photo credit: Judy Laing

Leila Aboulela

Leila Aboulela is the first-ever winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing. Nominated three times for the Orange Prize (now the Women’s Prize for Fiction), she is the author of numerous novels, including The Kindness of Enemies, The Translator, Minaret and Lyrics Alley, which was Fiction Winner of the Scottish Book Awards. Her work has been translated into 15 languages. She grew up in Khartoum, Sudan, and now lives in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Leila Aboulela is published by Grove/Atlantic

Photo credit: Judy Laing

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River Spirit by Leila Aboulela, 2023

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