Etaf Rum was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York by Palestinian immigrants. She has a Masters of Arts in American and British Literature as well as undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and English Composition and teaches college English and Literature in North Carolina, where she lives with her two children.
Etaf also runs the Instagram account @booksandbeans, which has over 160,000 followers, and is also a Book of the Month Club Ambassador. Her favorite author is Sylvia Plath.
A Woman Is No Man is Rum’s first novel and is a New York Times bestseller and a Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick