Meghan Nuttall Sayres is a writer and tapestry weaver living in Washington State. She is author of two novels set in Iran Anahita's Woven Riddle (Amulet Books, 2006), an ALA Top Ten Best Books YA and a Book Sense/Indie Pick 2007, which has been translated into Italian, Hebrew, Turkish among other languages. Anahita has been re-issued by Nortia Press (December 2012) along with its companion novel Night Letter. Sayres is also author of Weaving Tapestry in Rural Ireland; The Shape of Betts Meadow: A Wetlands Story; and co-author of Daughters of the Desert: Tales of Remarkable Women from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions.
Meghan has given writing workshops in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. She holds a graduate degree in international rural development. She is the current Washington State ambassador for the US Board on Books For Young People. In 2005 she was invited to speak at Iran's First International Children's Book Festival. April 2009 she traveled back to Iran as the first American to weave on Iran's World Peace Carpet. She has studied the Turkish language through the University of Ankara's Tomer program in Istanbul and travels to Turkey whenever she can. She is presently at work on a novel set in Ireland and Turkey, and is editing an anthology on Iran. Visit her at www.meghannuttallsayres.com, facebook and twitter.
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