Ru Freeman has worked in the field of American and international humanitarian assistance and workers’ rights, and blogs for the Huffington Post. Her creative and political writing has appeared in English and in translation. 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. She is the author of the novel A Disobedient Girl (Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2009), which was long-listed for the DCS Prize for South Asian Literature, and translated into mutiple languages. Her new novel, On Sal Mal Lane, is published by Graywolf Press in 2013, and also translated into other languages. She calls both Sri Lanka and America home and writes about the people and countries underneath her skin.