Onjali Q. Raúf* is the award-winning author of her debut book, The Boy at the Back of the Class. Her second book is called The Star Outside My Window and delicately deals with the issue of domestic abuse. Her latest book, The Night Bus Hero, is eagerly anticipated and explores the theme of homelessness.
She is also the Founder and CEO of Making Herstory: an organisation mobilising men, women and children from all walks of life to tackle the abuse and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond; and O’s Refugee Aid Team, which delivers emergency aid and funds to frontline refugee aid teams in northern France and beyond.
When she was little, she was always being told off in class for daydreaming – when really, she was trying to spot a unicorn and thinking up stories! She eats at least one piece of chocolate every day and would one day like to fly a plane all on her own!
*Official featured author and patron of VIP Reading