Ru Freeman is a Sri Lankan born writer and activist. She is the author of the novels A Disobedient Girl (2009), and On Sal Mal Lane (2014), as well as the editor of the anthology, Extraordinary Rendition: (American) Writers on Palestine (2015), a collection of the voices of 65 American poets and writers speaking about America’s dis/engagement with Palestine. She holds a graduate degree in labor studies, researching female migrant labor in the countries of Kuwait, the U.A.E, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She is the 2014 winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction by an American Woman. She writes for the Huffington Post on books and politics.