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Hanna Alkaf is the author of the Freeman Award-winning THE WEIGHT OF OUR SKY (Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster) and the Kirkus Prize finalist THE GIRL AND THE GHOST (HarperCollins). 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 upcoming YA mystery QUEEN OF THE TILES (Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster 2022), the YA magic school anthology THE GRIMOIRE OF GRAVE FATES (Delacorte 2022), and the MG fantasy LITTLE RED (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) and the Kirkus Prize finalist THE GIRL AND THE GHOST (HarperCollins). 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 next book is the upcoming YA mystery QUEEN OF THE TILES (Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster 2022),the YA magic school anthology THE GRIMOIRE OF GRAVE FATES (Delacorte 2022), and the MG fantasy LITTLE RED (HarperCollins 2023). She is one of the co-founders of the mutual aid directory #KitaJagaKita.

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