Daniela I. Norris is Canadian-Israeli, a former diplomat turned political writer and – with age and wisdom – inspirational author and speaker.
Her stories, articles and essays have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, have appeared in six different anthologies and won numerous awards, including the Neil Gunn (Scotland), the Society of Women Writers and Journalists (UK) and The Chichester Observer Magazine (UK). Several of her stories have been long and short-listed for the Bridport Prize and the Fish Prize, and were collected in a first collection of short stories, titled The Year Spring Turned into Winter, published in 2008. Crossing Qalandiya – Exchanges Across the Israeli Palestinian Divide, co-authored with Palestinian writer Shireen Anabtawi, was published in the UK in May 2010 by Reportage Press. On Dragonfly Wings: a skeptic’s journey to mediumship was out in April 2014 (Axis Mundi Books) followed by Collecting Feathers: tales from The Other Side (Soul Rocks Books, November 2014). Recognitions, first of a trilogy, is her debut novel, published by Roundfire Books in 2016.
Daniela is the recipient of the 2011 John C Laurence grant from the Society of Authors, and Member of SWWJ (Society of Women Writers and Journalists, UK), GWG (Geneva Writers’ Group, Switzerland), The Society of Authors (UK) and Goodwill Ambassador for Children of Peace.