Karim Alrawi

Writer & Playwright

Karim Alrawi is a novelist and playwright. In addition to several plays for stage, radio, and television, he is the author of two children’s books and, more recently, of the novel Book of Sands, which won the HarperCollins Best New Fiction Prize. His international honours include the John Whiting Award for his stage plays, the Samuel Beckett Award for the Performing Arts, Parent Magazine’s Gold Award for Children’s Fiction, the National Playwriting Award and several Canada Council for the Arts awards. He has twice been a recipient of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture’s Theatre and Youth Award for his stage plays. A former editor of the magazines Inquiry and Arabica, he currently teaches at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

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