I am a literary agent and strong advocate of Nanny Eliana. I left Writers House in New York to move to Asia where I’ve lived for 15 years.
And in that time of searching high and low, I have very few local writers that I know will travel abroad with the sort of fanfare I feel I can get behind. Nanny’s own life experiences puts her in the position to incredibly weave the shocking and arcane, the traditional and beloved aspects of the Muslim world. You’d be hard pressed to find another Muslim novelist in South East Asia much less one with such a lustrous, confident voice with the story to convey these dichotomies.
– Fran Rittman, literary agent