G. Willow Wilson is an American-born, Muslim author who is the author of both the recent Ms. Marvel comics, a memoir, and two fiction novels. She grew up in the US, but spent most of her 20s in Egypt where she was an English teacher. In 2009, she returned to the US where she lives now.
What’s so great about her?
What a fantastic woman! First, she was the writer for the Ms. Marvel comics. These comics feature a young Muslim girl who has the ability to shrink and enlarge parts of her body. Wilson has been very upfront in interviews about how carefully she planned this character and the care she took to represent the Muslim community. It’s this thoughtful, own voices writing that I think we all need more of. She’s also wrote Alif the Unseen which won the world fantasy award for best novel. Her upcoming book release The Bird King is a gorgeous historical fiction novel. I loved it. She says, “It’s a love song and I wrote it for you.” It makes my heart soar.
Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice-comic
Vixen:Return of the Lion-comic
The Butterfly Mosque-memoir
Alif the Unseen-novel
The Bird King-upcoming novel