Ava Homa is a critically acclaimed writer, editor and public speaker. Born and raised in the Kurdish region of Iran, she received a Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature in Tehran, another Master's Degree in Creative Writing from University of Windsor, Canada, and a diploma in Editing from George Brown College, Toronto. Homa’s stories and articles have appeared in various publications across Canada, United States, and England. She recently completed her historical novel Many Cunning Passages. She is an editor for Boularderie Island Press and Kurdistan24, the second vice chair of the National Council of The Writers’ Union of Canada, and the North American Director of Association of Human Rights for Kurdistan of Iran (KMMK-G).