Anar Ali joined the film industry as an acclaimed short story writer and novelist. Her first book, Baby Khaki's Wings, was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Danuta Gleed Literary Prize. Her second book, The Night of Power, is forthcoming, also from Penguin. A 2014 resident of the Canadian Film Centre’s Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Writers’ Lab, Ali is currently developing her first short film, ESCAPE PLAN, as well her first feature film, THE STRONGMAN OF KAMPALA. Ali was born in Tanzania, raised in Alberta, and now splits her time between Toronto and Los Angeles.