Ru Freeman is a Sri Lankan-American writer and activist. She has a Masters in Labor Relations and has worked in the field of American and international humanitarian assistance and workers’ rights. She is a freelance journalist whose articles on American foreign policy have been distributed worldwide in English, Sinhala and Farsi. She also writes regularly for the Huffington Post Books and Politics. Her creative writing has appeared or is forthcoming in
Guernica, Story Quarterly, VQR, Crab Orchard Review, World Literature Today, Post Road, Confessions: Fact or Fiction? and elsewhere. She is a contributing editorial board member of the Asian American Literary Review, and a fellow of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her debut novel, A Disobedient Girl, was a finalist for the DSC South Asian Literary Prize, and has been translated into seven languages. She calls both Sri Lanka and America home and writes about the people and countries underneath her skin.