Hawra al-Nadawi (Iraq) is a writer born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1984. She grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark, studied Linguistics and spent eight years in London before moving to Dubai, where she now lives. She writes short stories and articles. Her first novel Under the Copenhagen Sky (2010) reached the longlist of the 2012 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Her second novel Qismat was published in 2017.