Naomi Shihab Nye
Naomi Shihab Nye was named a National Book Award finalist for 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East. The author has been honored with a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, the I.B. Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, and four Pushcart Prizes, as well as numerous honors for her books for younger readers, including two Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards. She is also the editor of the poetry anthologies Is This Forever, or What?: Poems and Paintings from Texas; The Space Between Our Footsteps: Poems & Paintings from the Middle East; Salting the Ocean; What Have You Lost?; This Same Sky; and Time You Let Me In; as well as the author of the novels Habibi and Going Going, the essay collection I’ll Ask You Three Times, Are You Okay?, the short story collection There Is No Long Distance Now, the picture books Baby Radar, Sitti’s Secrets, and Come With Me, and the poetry collections Honeybee and A Maze Me. Her newest collection is Voices in the Air. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.