Ali Eteraz is an American writer. He lived in the Middle East and the Caribbean before immigrating to the United States.
His first prose work, Children of Dust, was published in 2009. It was described as “compelling” by the Washington Post, and O: The Oprah Magazine, chose it for its Fall Reading List. It was also listed among the 2009 Books of the Year by New Statesman and has been translated into Italian as il bambino che leggeva il corrano
by Newton Compton. In 2010 Children of Dust won a Nautilus Book Award Gold for books that advance social justice, as well as Honorable Mention at the San Francisco Book Festival. In 2012 the book was an official selection of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, the oldest book club in the United States.
Previously Ali Eteraz was the award winning blogger behind the Unwilling Self-Negation project. Essays from the project received praise from people as diverse as Time Magazine book critic Lev Grossman, bestselling fantasy author R.A. Salvatore, and the late philosopher, Richard Rorty.
Eteraz graduated magna cum laude
from Emory University with a degree in Philosophy. He has lived in eleven American states and is quite over the whole moving around thing.