The Bestselling Female Arab Authors of the Decade
A new literary decade is upon us! We’re praising female Arab authors that have marked the past 10 years with their poignant words, provoking thoughts, and all-around enjoyable novels.
1- Samar Yazbek
Samar Yazbek is a Syrian writer and journalist and
2- Badria Al-Bishr
A Saudi writer and novelist,
3- Laila Lalami
Laila Lalami is a Morrocan author of four novels, including The Moor’s Account (2014), which won several awards and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and The Other Americans (2019), which was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Award.
4- Etel Adnan
As philosopher, poet, and painter, Etel Adnan has been most prolific as a poet, and has published more than a dozen collections of poetry. She has
5- Hoda Barakat
With impressive literary accolades, Hoda Barakat continues to release exceptional novels. Her fifth novel The Kingdom of This Earth (2012) reached the IPAF
6- Inaam Kachachi
Author of The American Granddaughter, Inaam Kachachi released another non-fiction novel