Author & Educator Umm Juwayriyah (Maryam A. Sullivan) Curates 2017 Muslim Fiction Book List

End of the year list of Muslim fiction published in 2017 by Muslim authors.

Springfield, MA, January 01, 2018 --( Author and Educator Umm Juwayriyah (Maryam A. Sullivan) curates an end of the year list of Muslim fiction by Muslim authors in 2017. The second annual list is one of a kind in that it is curated by a Muslim author who is familiar with the genre, the parameters of the genre, and the Muslim authors working to represent the genre as well.

This year's list features books by 20 Muslim authors of Muslim children's books, YA, and Adult Fiction as well. Some of the authors are self-published while others were traditionally published. The list provides Muslim readers and media alike an opportunity to peruse current publications.

Muslim authors who would like to be included on the next year's list are encouraged to submit their work to Author Umm Juwayriyah as early as possible.

About the Author: Umm Juwayriyah (Maryam A.Sullivan) is a native of Springfield, Massachusetts and is a second generation American Muslim urban educator, business owner, and storyteller. She is the author of Tried & Tested, The Size of a Mustard Seed, Hind's Hands - A Story About Autism, and The Princess and the Good Deed. Umm Juwayriyah has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was a recipient of the Lorraine Hansberry Award from Holyoke Community College and a Spirit Award from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Her writing and short stories have been featured in a number of Muslim and non Muslim publications around the world. She is also the Editor-in-Chief for the New England Muslim Women's Association and the founder of the literary initiative #MuslimGirlsRead. Umm Juwayriyah holds a Bachelors degree with honors from Bay Path University and a Masters of Arts degree with honors from Regis University.
Maryam A. Sullivan