Abdullah Bin Bakheet
Origin: Saudi Arabia
Abdullah Bin Bakheet is a Saudi novelist, born in Riyadh in 1952. He graduated from the King Saud University in 1978 before working as a journalist for al-Yamama magazine and editing the literary section of al-Riyadh newspaper. He has also translated a number of literary works and written studies on the Arabic novel, as well writing for television. He currently writes a column for al-Riyadh newspaper and is an active campaigner for women's rights, respect for minorities and the easing of religious tensions.