Origin: Saudi Arabia
Magbool Al-Alawi is a Saudi writer born in 1968. He obtained a BA in Artistic Education from the University of Umm Al Qura, Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 1992 and works as a teacher. His first novel, Turmoil in Jeddah (2010), was IPAF longlisted in 2011. His second novel, Years of Love and Transgression (2011) was shortlisted for the Saudi Arabia Novel Award in 2012. He has published five further novels and two short story collections.