Leila Aboulela (Author)

leilaab-pic.jpgLeila Aboulela is a Sudanese writer, born in Egypt, she grew up in Khartoum, Sudan where she attended the Khartoum American School and Sister School.

In 2000 she won the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story The Museum. Her novel The Translator was nominated for the Orange Prize in 2002, and was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times in 2006.

Leila has a Masters degree in statistics from the London School of Economics.

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