Raised between Syracuse, NY, and Amman, Jordan, Diana Abu-Jaber often writes about cultural identity. Her latest work, Fencing With the King, a novel of Middle Eastern intrigue and adventure, will be published in March 2022 from W.W. Norton. Her most recent novel, Silverworld, a fantasy with an Arab-American girl at its heart, was published last spring from Crown Books / Random House. Her award-winning novels include Silverworld; Birds of Paradise; Origin; Crescent; and Arabian Jazz. Her memoir, Life Without A Recipe, was described by Ruth Reichl as “bold and luscious.” The Language of Baklava, her first memoir has been translated into over twenty languages and taught around the world. Diana teaches at Portland State University and lives with her family in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.