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Authors/Contributors

Kuwait

Hooda El Shuwa

Hooda El Shuwa is a Kuwaiti-Palestinian writer living in Kuwait. She is the recipient of the 2008 Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Children's Literature as well as Kuwait’s 2018...

Saud Alsanousi

Saud Alsanousi is a Kuwaiti novelist and journalist, born in 1981. His work has appeared in a number of Kuwaiti publications, including Al-Watan newspaper and Al-Arabi, Al-Kuwait and Al-Abwab...

Taleb Alrefai

Taleb Alrefai was born in Kuwait in 1958. He began writing short stories while a student in the 1970s, publishing them in Kuwaiti newspapers. Later, his literary essays, columns, and short stories...

Fatima Yousef al-Ali

Fatima Yousef al-Ali, a Kuwaiti author, was born in 1953. Her thesis at Cairo University dealt with Kuwaiti women and the short story. She has published, in Arabic, a novel, Wujuh fi-l-Ziham...
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