Born in 1982, she obtained her degree in Finance from the College of Business Administration at the University of Kuwait and later earned her Master’s Degree.
Al Essa has published five novels and one collection of essays. Her first novel, Irtitam la yusma‘ lahu dawii (A Soundless Collision), was published in 2004.
Al Essa’s work has earned her numerous accolades including national and international prizes. Her book Aisha Descends to the Underworld was longlisted for the 2013 Sheikh Zayed Book Award.
Her latest book is Down The Tree, Up The Hill.