Shahad Al Rawi

Shahad Al Rawi was born in Baghdad, Iraq, graduated from the University of Damascus and has just completed a PhD student in management and anthropology. Her fiction debut, THE BAGHDAD CLOCK, (“Sa’at Baghdad”) was published in Arabic in 2016 and has been a bestseller from Baghdad to Dubai. The English-language edition published by Oneworld went on to win the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s First Book Award and was also shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. The translation of her sophomore novel is underway.

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