Huzama Habayeb

Huzama Habayeb is a Palestinian novelist, columnist, translator, poet and winner of multiple awards, including the Mahmoud Seif Eddin Al-Erani Award for Short Stories, the Jerusalem Festival of Youth Innovation Award in Short Stories, and the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature. Her novels include The Origin of Love, Before the Queen Falls Asleep, and Velvet, and her short story collections include Sweeter Night, The Man Who Recurs, and A Form of Absence.