June 27, 2020


Episode 4 – Ava Homa is a writer, journalist, and activist specializing in women’s issues and Middle Eastern affairs. She holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor in Canada. Her collection of short stories, ECHOES FROM THE OTHER LAND, was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Prize, and she is the inaugural recipient of the PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-In-Exile Scholarship. She was born and raised in the Kurdistan Province in Iran and now divides her time between Toronto and the Bay Area. DAUGHTERS OF SMOKE AND FIRE is her debut novel.

DAUGHTERS OF SMOKE AND FIRE can be purchased at Murder by the Book.  

Ava’s 3 recommended reads are:

  1. THE LOST BOOK OF ADANA MOREAU by Michael Zapata
  2. REMEMBRANCE by Rita Woods
  3. SHUGGIE BAIN by Douglas Stuart

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