Randa Jarrar is a novelist, short story writer, essayist, and translator. She grew up in Kuwait and Egypt and moved to the US after the Gulf War. Her first novel, A Map of Home, received an Arab-American Book Award. Her second book, Him, Me, Muhammad Ali, is forthcoming in 2016. Jarrar is currently the President of RAWI (Radius of Arab-American Writers) and lives in Fresno, CA.