Hadeel Al-Hasawi (Kuwait) was born in 1980. She graduated with a BA in Computer Science from Kuwait University and an MBA from Maastricht University (2012). From 2001-2003, she worked as coordinator for the AFAQ forum at Kuwait University and is a partner in Al-Farasha for Publishing and Distribution. She has participated in numerous cultural events in Kuwait and writes for a number of Arab newspapers. The Mirror was her first novel (2005), soon to be published in English by Al-Farasha, followed by Tajreed in 2014. In 2015, her short stories were included in a book connected to the Give Me Nine Words project, where writers contribute literary work inspired by nine words chosen for them.