Raja Alam

Biography:


Raja Alam (1963-), (رجاء عالم) Saudi short-story writer, novelist, and playwright born in Mecca. She received a B.A. in English literature from King 'Abd al-'Aziz University in Jeddah in 1983 . She is a teacher at the Training Center for Kindergarten Teachers in J eddah.

She received an honorary prize from the Spanish Arab Institute in the Ibn Tufayl competition in 1985.

(From Arab Women Writers A Critical reference Guide by Radwa Ashour & Feryal Ghazoul)


Publications: (Arabic)

  • Arba'alsifr (Four/Zero, novel). Jeddah: Literary Club, 1987.
  • al-Mawt al-akhir /i-I-mumaththil (The Final Death of the Actor, play). Beirut: Dar al-Adab, 1987.
  • al-Raqs 'ala sinn al-shawka (Dancing on the Tip of the Thorn, play). Beirut: Dar al-Adab, 1987.
  • Thuqub ji-l-zahr (Holes in the Back, play). Beirut: Dar al-Adab, 1987.
  • Nahr al-hayawan (River of Animals, short stories). Beirut: Dar al-Adab, 1994.
  • Tariq al-harir (The Silk Road, novel). Beirut and Casablanca: Arab Cultural Center, 1995.
  • Masra ya raqib (Happy, 0 Censor, novel). Beirut and Casablanca: Arab Cultural Center, 1997.
  • Sidi Wahdanah (My Thousand and One Nights, novel). Beirut and Casablanca: Arab Cultural Center, 1998.

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