Muneera Swar (Bahrain) was born in 1975. She studied English Literature at the University of Bahrain. After graduation, she worked in graphic design and currently holds a position in the Public Relations and Media department of the Ministry of Education. In 2006, her Arabic translation of Supernanny by Jo Frost was highly successful and has been reprinted several times. Her first novel, Nisa’a al Mutaa (Arab Scientific Publishers), was released by in 2008 and was followed in 2012 by Hussein Al-Messenger (Arabic Institute for Research and Publishing). Her third novel, Jariya, was written during a writers' workshop led by Najwa Barakat and organised by Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities in 2013. The novel was published in 2014 by Dar al-Adab, in partnership with the Authority. Jariya was one of five winners of the 2015 Katara Prize for the Novel (in the published novels category).