Ramiza Shamoun Koya, 1970-2020

The Forest Press community mourns the loss of our author and beloved friend Ramiza Shamoun Koya, age 49, on June 5 after a long battle with cancer. Her vitality, spirit, determination, and talent made a major and lasting impact on the Portland literary community as well as on friends and family around the world. She was […]

The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Koya

Forest Avenue Press has acquired THE ROYAL ABDULS, Ramiza Shamoun Koya’s debut novel about the effects of 9/11 on an Indian-American family in Washington, D.C., for publication in spring 2020. THE ROYAL ABDULS tells the story of eleven-year-old Omar and his aunt Amina, an evolutionary biologist who moves near her brother’s family after years of […]