Najwa Binshatwan is a Libyan academic and novelist, born in 1970 in Ijdabla, Libya. She has an MA in educational sciences and was a lecturer at Garyounis University. After her first poetry collection (2002) she became an award-winning dramatist and later the author of three novels: The Horses' Hair (2007), Orange Content (2008), and The Slave Pens (2015), which was shortlisted for the 2017 IPAF prize.

She also has three collections of short stories and a play. In 2005, The Horses' Hair won the inaugural Sudanese al-Begrawiya Festival prize, in the same year that Sudan was Capital of Arab Culture. She was chosen as one of the 39 best Arab authors under the age of 40 by the Beirut39 project and her story “The Pool and the Piano” was included in its anthology.

Najwa Binshatwan was born in 1970 in Ijdabla, Libya. She has an MA in educational sciences and lectures at Gar Yunis University.  After her first poetry collection (2002) she became an award-winning dramatist. She has three collections of short stories and one novel. She was one of the Beirut39 young Arab writers – see the anthology Beirut39.

 

 


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