Huda al-Attas is a Yemeni journalist and author, born in Hadhramaut, Yemen, in 1973. She teaches in the Sociology Department of the Arts College in Aden University and is head of the Yemeni Institute for Social Studies, a non-governmental organisation. She has published four short story collections and won several prizes, including the Sharjah Prize for female short story writers. For several years she had weekly columns in Gulf and Yemeni newspapers and she currently writes for the Arab and Yemeni press. Her work has been translated into more than seven languages and has been the subject of PhDs and many critical studies. She is a member of a number of unions and associations and is a human rights and political activist.