Origin: Saudi Arabia
Raja Alem is a Saudi novelist. She began publishing her work in the cultural supplement of the Riyadh newspaper and began writing experimental plays for the theatre. She has won many prizes, the most recent of which was in 2005 – the Arabic Women’s Creative Writing Prize on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of UNESCO; and the Lebanese Literary Club Prize, in Paris, 2008. Some of her works have been translated into English and Spanish.
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