Goran Baba Ali is a British-Dutch-Kurdish writer and journalist living in London. He published his debut novel, The Glass Wall, in 2021. Goran left Iraq in 1994 and has since lived in several countries. He studied sociology in Amsterdam, where he was also the editor-in-chief of exPonto Magazine. After fifteen years living in the Netherlands, he moved to London in 2012 and has since spent most of his time writing, including a part-time freelance job reporting news from Iraq for the English language outlet INSIGHT. In 2019, he completed an MA in creative writing at Birkbeck, University of London. Recently, Goran established Afsana Press (www.afsana-press.com), an independent publishing house producing sparkling literary works by authors whose stories have a direct relation to social, political or cultural issues in countries and communities around the world.