Shaila Abdullah Hailed as “Word Artist” by critics, Shaila Abdullah is an award-winning Pakistani-American author, writer, and designer. Shaila Abdullah is the author of five books, Saffron Dreams, Beyond the Cayenne Wall and three children’s books My Friend Suhana, Rani in Search of a Rainbow, and A Manual for Marco. Abdullah has received many awards for her work including the Patras Bukhari Award for English Language, the Golden Quill Award, Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award, and the Norumbega Jury Prize for Outstanding Fiction. Several academic institutions have adopted her books as course study or recommended reading.