Malaka Gharib is a journalist, cartoonist and graphic novelist. She is the author of “I Was Their American Dream,” winner of the 2020 Arab American Book Award, and “It Won’t Always Be Like This.” By day, she works as an editor on NPR’s Life Kit podcast. Her comics and writing have been published in the Los Angeles Times, Catapult, The Nib, The Believer Magazine and The New Yorker. She has been profiled in The Washington Post and The New York Times. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.