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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction



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Robbins lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Emily Robbins has lived and worked across the Middle East and North Africa. From 2007 to 2008, she was a Fulbright Fellow in Syria, where she studied religion and language with a women's mosque movement and lived with the family of a leading intellectual. In 2016 she received a second Fulbright, to study in Jordan. She currently resides in Oslo, Norway.

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