Suad Amiry is a Palestinian writer and architect. Born in Damascus of a Syrian mother and a Palestinian father from Jaffa, she now lives between Ramallah and New York City. She is the founder of Riwaq: Centre of Architectural Conservation, in Ramallah, and author of the acclaimed memoirs, Sharon and My Mother-in-Law (2005); Menopausal Palestine: Women at the Edge (2011); Nothing to Lose but Your Life: An 18-Hour Trip with Murad (2011); Golda Slept Here (2014) and My Damascus (2016). Amiry is the recipient of Italy’s renowned literary awards: Viareggio-Versilia (2004) and Nonino Risit D’Aur (2014). She and her organisation, Riwaq, also won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2013.