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Shahad Al Rawi

Dr Shahad Al Rawi is an Iraqi novelist with a PhD in anthropology. Her first published novel, The Baghdad Clock, has been translated into several languages. It won the First Book Award at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2018. 

Her second novel, Over the Republic Bridgewas recently published and has held its position as the bestselling book in Baghdad for the past several weeks. The novel sold three editions in the first month after publication and demand is increasing. 
 
Dr Al Rawi has participated in many international literary festivals and conferences, and lectured in many Ivy League universities around the world. She regularly writes literary articles for American and Arab newspapers.