Hamed al-Nazir

Origin: 
Sudan

Author Profile: 

Hamed al-Nazir is a Sudanese journalist and novelist, born in Sudan in 1975. He currently works as a journalist in the newsroom of Qatar Television and writes for a number of newspapers and websites. Previously, he was a presenter on the Sudanese Shorouk channel, the Sudanese Blue Nile channel and Sudan radio, and was a news correspondent for MBC in Sudan. He has three published novels: Farij al-Murar (2014), which won the Sharjah Award for Arab Creativity and the Qatar Vodafone Prize for the Novel, both in 2014; The Prophecy of Saqqa (2015), longlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2016; and The Black Peacock (2017).