2012

  • Hasmig Chahinian

    Hasmig Chahinian

    Holds a PhD in Children’s Literature from the University of Paris. Born in Lebanon, she is currently in-charge of Arab World – a division of the French National Centre for Children’s Literature. She also organises and holds training sessions all over the world for authors and professionals associated with children’s literature.

  • Linah Awad

    Linah Awad

    Is an assistant professor at the University of Jordan's Arabic Language and Literature department. She is also responsible for the institute's Children's Literature Programme and works as a consulting specialist on Arab children's literature for the Anna Lindh Foundation and Diakonia Foundation.

  • Dalia Mohamed Ibrahim

    Dalia Mohamed Ibrahim

    The CEO of Nahdet Misr Publishing House in Cairo and Editor-in-Chief of several magazines including the National Geographic Youth Magazine, Mickey Magazine, Princesses Magazine, and the Nahdet Misr fort Periodicals. She has also been the recipient of many awards for excellence in publishing services, including the 2011 Sheikh Zayed Award for Best Children Title and the 2012 Etisalat Award.

  • Intelaq Mohammed Ali

    Intelaq Mohammed Ali

    With thirty-years of experience in children's literature - is a renowned illustrator, graphic designer, art director and writer. She has 44 children's books to her credit and has rendered services as a jury member in many international conferences and workshops across the world.

    Born and brought up in Iraq, she has received nine international awards for her services, including the Jordan Environment Society's Grand prize for both writing and illustrating Rainbow House, a children's book. She was also the recipient for the Best Children's Book Layout Prize at the Beirut International Book Fair in 2007.

  • Zakaria Tamer

    Zakaria Tamer

    Born and brought up in Damascus - Zakaria was the editor-in-chief of Al Mawqef Al Arabi, Al Mawqef Al Adabi, Osama, Al Ma'arifa, Rafea and many other Syrian magazines. In 1981, he migrated to Britain and continued his literary career in the London.

    He is the recipient of several awards, and many of his works have been translated into French, Russian, English, German, Italian, Bulgarian, Spanish and Serbian

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