Anbara Salam

Anbara Salam is half-Palestinian and half-Scottish, and grew up in London. She is the author of Things Bright and Beautiful and Belladonna. She has a PhD in Theology and lives in Oxford, UK.


  • A darkly sumptuous love letter to the ghosts of Edinburgh past, guaranteed to give you goosebumps. Under its veneer of eccentric frivolity and acerbic wit, Hazardous Spirits is a heartbreaking exploration of collective grief and personal trauma. An exquisitely written work of Caledonian gothic.

    —Francine Toon, author of Pine

  • Equal parts lush Gothic mystery and delicately-wrought 1920’s domestic drama, Hazardous Spirits is a riveting exploration of the unknowable—whether it’s ghosts, spirits, or the people we love most.

    —Tara Isabella Burton, author of Social Creature