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About the Author

Sulha is Malka Marom’s first novel, Malka Marombut prior to it being published, she was already internationally well known. She began her career as a folksinger as part of the popular duo Malka & Joso, who were the first to bring World Music to Canada. Their recordings with Capitol EMI Records topped the bestsellers lists in Canada.
As a soloist, Malka Marom performed on stage, TV and Radio in Canada, the U.S., South American, the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

She is also known and respected as a radio broadcaster and documentary maker. Her documentary A Bite of the Big Apple, an 8-hour exploration of the American dream, was an ACTRA Award winner. Among her many other documentaries, Desert Diaries, My Jerusalem, and The Holocaust, won the nomination for the ACTRA Award.

Her documentary The Bedouins won the Ohio State Award. This documentary inspired Malka Marom to study Bedouin Arabic, return to the Sinai, Negev and  Judean deserts, where she lived with five different Bedouin clans for months at a time.

Marom’s documentaries also explore music and musicians. She has profiled Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen among others. Her interview with Pablo Casals was the last Casals ever gave and drew praise from many, including renowned pianist Glenn Gould.

Marom’s next book: In Conversation with Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, will be published by ECW Press in 2013.

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