Aya Ghanameh is a Palestinian illustrator, writer, and designer from Amman, Jordan. 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. She is based in Providence, Rhode Island, where she received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design with a concentration in Literary Arts.
Aya Ghanameh is represented by Anjali Singh at Ayesha Pande Literary Agency. You can reach her by filling out the contact box below.