Sonia Nimr was born in 1955 in a small village in Palestine. While attending Birzeit University in 1975, she was sentenced to three years in an Israeli prison for political reasons. During her imprisonment she became interested in children’s literature. She worked as an education officer at the Museum of Mankind in 1989. In 1990, she received a PhD in Oral History from Exeter University. She currently teaches at the Department of Cultural Studies, Birzeit University. She has published many books for children and young adults.
(Only books translated into English)
2007 Ghaddar the Ghoul : and Other Palestinian Folk-Tales
2013 وسفر- حائز على المرتبة الأولى في جائزة الاتصالات (Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands) (novel)