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Najwa Bin Shatwan

Najwa Bin Shatwan is a Libyan academic, novelist and playwright. She is the author of three collections of short stories and three novels, including The Slaves’ Pen (shortlisted for IPAF 2017). In 2005, her novel 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 the Beirut39 anthology.