Mohammed Hasan Alwan
Mohammed Hassan Alwan was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 1979. He has published two novels and a collection of short stories. He was selected as one of the thirty-nine best Arab authors under the age of forty by the 2009–10 Beirut 39 project of the Hay Festival and Beirut World Book Capital, and later joined the first writers' workshop (nadwa) of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. His work has been published in English in Beirut39, edited by Samuel Shimon, and in Emerging Arab Voices: Nadwa 1, the collection of creative writing from the IPAF workshop, edited by IPAF trustee Peter Clark.