Aya Ghanameh is a Palestinian illustrator, writer, and designer from Amman, Jordan currently based in New York City. Her work moves away from state-centric ways of thinking to center the voices of ordinary people in historical and political narratives. Her debut children's picture book, THESE OLIVE TREES (Viking Books, 2023), is inspired by the experiences of her family who cultivated her love of the earth throughout her upbringing in exile.
Aya graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Literary Arts & Studies. Previously a Children's Books & Gifts Design Fellow at Chronicle Books, she is now a Designer at Penguin Workshop at Penguin Random House. 
For all publishing enquiries please contact Anjali Singh at Ayesha Pande Literary Agency at anjali@pandeliterary.com.
For all other enquiries, including commission illustration or design work, you can contact Aya at aya@ayaghanameh.com.
Clients Include:
Penguin Random House, HarperCollinsPublishers, Vestal Review, Institute for Palestine Studies, United Palestinian Appeal, National Students for Justice in Palestine, Khoreo Magazine, Strange Horizons.
"THESE OLIVE TREES" Kirkus Review, August 22, 2023 
"Meet the Author: Aya Ghanameh" BookPage, August 22, 2023
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