Ru Freeman

Johanna Lawshea

Ru Freeman‘s creative and political writing has appeared internationally. She is the author of the novels A Disobedient Girl and On Sal Mal Lane, a New York Times Notable, and Editor’s Choice Book. Both novels have been translated into several languages including Italian, French, Hebrew, and Chinese. She is Editor of the ground-breaking anthology, Extraordinary Rendition: American Writers on Palestine. She blogs for the Huffington Post on literature and politics, is a contributing editorial board member of the Asian American Literary Review, and has been a fellow of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. ​She is the 2014 winner of the Sister Mariella Gable Award for Fiction, and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction by an American Woman. Freeman is also a contributor to Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle an Obsession (Algonquin), an anthology that proves what every woman knows—many things in life matter more than hair, but few bring as much pleasure as a really great hairdo.