Location: London

Published by Afsana Press

Publicity contact: publisher@afsanapress.uk

Goran Baba Ali

Goran Baba Ali has written and published various literary and journalistic works in Kurdish, Dutch and English. The Glass Wall is Goran’s debut novel in the English language. As an ex-refugee, originally from Iraqi Kurdistan, Goran has personally experienced some of the protagonist’s hardships in this novel, including a few weeks living in a desert. Since he left Iraq in 1994, Goran has lived in several countries. He studied sociology in Amsterdam, where he was also the editor-in-chief of exPonto Magazine. After fifteen years living in the Netherlands, he moved to London in 2012 and has since spent most of his time writing, including a part-time freelance job reporting news from Iraq for the English language outlet INSIGHT. In 2019, he completed an MA in creative writing at Birkbeck, University of London.

Other publication:
-The Man Who Was A Tree, a novella in Kurdish (2010).