Zahra Marwan grew up in two deserts -- one close to the sea in Kuwait, the other close to the mountains in New Mexico. She is a fine artist who exhibits extensively and has won international awards and fellowships, including the SCBWI Mentorship Award. She studied the visual arts in France and currently lives in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her first picturebook is "Where Butterflies Fill the Sky."
Awards: United Nations Minority in Statelessness Award, New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book Award, Society of Illustrators Dilys Evans Founder's Award
Communities: Kuwait; New Mexico; speaks on statelessness