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Simar Halwany

Simar Halwany is a Lebanese visual artist specialised in painting with oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolours, holding a Master’s degree in Illustration from Italy.   

She wrote and illustrated the silent book The Story of a Thread in 2019 in addition to her book BOO, which was published in 2017. 

Her illustrated book The Elephant that Paints won the best book award Al Fikr Al Arabi 21 in 2017, and The Olive Tree was shortlisted in the Best Illustrator Category at the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature in 2017.