Ali was born in Hyderabad, India, and emigrated with her parents to America when she was six months old. She spent half of each year in India, where she attended school. In 1993 she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in English. She received an M.F.A. from the University of Oregon. She lives in San Francisco with her son, and is working on her second novel.To read more about Samina Ali, visit her page on Wikipedia, or an interview with her here.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Country of origin: India