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Author Visit: Zeyn Joukhadar, Westlake Porter Library

  • Westlake Porter Library 27333 Center Ridge Road Westlake, OH, 44145 United States (map)
Zeyn Joukhadar, PhD Photo credit: Neha Gautam Photography, 2018

Zeyn Joukhadar, PhD
Photo credit: Neha Gautam Photography, 2018

Join us in welcoming author Zeyn Joukhadar, PhD for a presentation on his book The Map of Salt and Stars at the Westlake Porter Library. A book signing will follow the presentation and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Please register online, call 440-250-5462 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

Zeyn Joukhadar, PhD is member of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI) and of Mensa. His work has appeared in SalonThe Paris Review DailyThe Kenyon ReviewThe Saturday Evening Post, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net.

His first novel is a sweeping tale told through the eyes of Nour, a young Syrian-American girl whose family returns to the Middle East after the death of her father. Nour's story is mirrored in a tale her father used to tell her as a child, about Rawiya, a twelfth-century girl who disguised herself as a boy in order to apprentice herself to a famous mapmaker.