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THE SHORT VERSION

Hanna Alkaf is the author of the Freeman Award-winning THE WEIGHT OF OUR SKY (Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster), the Kirkus Prize finalist THE GIRL AND THE GHOST (HarperCollins), and the Scrabble murder mystery QUEEN OF THE TILES (Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster). She graduated with a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and spent over ten years writing everything from B2B marketing emails to investigative feature articles, from non-profit press releases to corporate brochures. She now spends her time making it up as she goes along, both as an author of fiction and as a mom. Hanna lives in Kuala Lumpur with her family. Her next books are the YA magic school anthology THE GRIMOIRE OF GRAVE FATES (Delacorte 2023) and the MG fantasy HAMRA & THE JUNGLE OF MEMORIES (HarperCollins 2023).

THE SLIGHTLY LONGER VERSION

Hanna Alkaf is the author of the Freeman Award-winning THE WEIGHT OF OUR SKY (Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster), the Kirkus Prize finalist THE GIRL AND THE GHOST (HarperCollins), and the Scrabble murder mystery QUEEN OF THE TILES (Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster). She graduated with a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and spent over ten years writing everything from B2B marketing emails to investigative feature articles, from non-profit press releases to corporate brochures. She worked in Chicago as an online copywriter for several years upon graduation before coming home to be with her family. She’s been a senior writer at Marie Claire Malaysia, the communications manager of education non-profit Teach For Malaysia, and a freelance journalist. Her articles have appeared in the Malaysian iterations of Marie Claire, Shape, and Esquire, as well as a host of other media both print and online.

Hanna now spends her time making it up as she goes along, both as an author of fiction and as a mom. She lives in Kuala Lumpur with her family. Her upcoming projects include the YA magic school anthology THE GRIMOIRE OF GRAVE FATES (Delacorte 2023) and the MG fantasy HAMRA & THE JUNGLE OF MEMORIES (HarperCollins 2023).

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