Najwa Binshatwan

Najwa Binshatwan is a Libyan academic and novelist. She is the author of three novels: The Horses‘ Hair (2005), Orange Content (2008), and The Slave Pens (2016), which was the first novel by a Libyan to be shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. She was also chosen as one of the Beirut 39, a list of 39 great Arab authors under 40, and won the Banipal Visiting Writer Fellowship in 2018. Several of her short stories from her seven collections have been included in anthologies in English published by Bloomsbury, (Beirut 39) Al Saqi Books (Translating Libya: The Modern Libyan Short Story) and Comma Press (Banthology).