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Omaima Alkhamis

Omaima Alkhamis is a Saudi Arabian writer who won the 2018 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature for her novel Voyage of the Cranes in the Cities of Agate, which made it to the 2019 IPAF longlist.

Since 1993, she has published four short story collections. Her first novel, Al-Bahriyat, was published in 2006 and translated to English in 2019 as Sea-Wafted Women. Her second novel, The Leafy Tree, reached the 2010 IPAF longlist. Saja’s Visit was published in 2013.