Agent: Isobel Dixon
Biography: Sulaiman S.M.Y. Addonia is British, born in Eritrea to an Eritrean mother and an Ethiopian father. He spent his early life in a refugee camp in Sudan following the Om Hajar massacre in 1976, and in his early teens he lived and studied in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. His first novel, THE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and has been translated into more than 20 languages. His second novel, SILENCE IS MY MOTHER TONGUE, was published in 2018.