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Muriel MaufroyMuriel Maufroy is the author of the best-selling book Rumi’s Daughter which has been translated into nine languages. Her new novel On The Other Side of Love is published March 2016

Maufroy was born and brought up in France and from an early age was keen to go and explore the world. After getting a degree In Political Sciences, she went to live in Africa then the US and finally England. She has also travelled to Central America, India and extensively in Turkey and the Middle-East, particularly Iran. She has worked as a journalist for several radio networks in the Netherlands, France, the US and for many years in England with the BBC World Service.

In 2004, she obtained a degree in Persian from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and is the author of a book of quotations of Rumi called Breathing Truth (Sanyar Press, 1997, now available in a revised 2013 edition, directly from the author), and of two novels, Rumi’s Daughter (Rider & Co, 2004) and The Garden of Hafez (NAP, 2012). Her new novel, On the Other Side of Love (O-Books, 2016), is a semi-fictionalised memoir. The book will be published March 2016.

She lives in the village of Hawarden in North Wales near Gladstone’s Library, a special centre of studies, which attracts many visitors from all over the world.