Eman Al Yousuf
Eman Al Yousuf is an Emirati writer, born in 1987. She is a chemical engineer and certified coach in graphology. She has published three short story collections and two novels: The Window Which Saw (2014) and Guard of the Sun (2015), which won the 2016 Emirates Novel Award. Her third novel The Resurrection of Others will appear soon. She has also published a book of literary interviews with female Emirati writers, Bread and Ink (2015). She has a weekly column in the Emirati newspaper “Al-Ru’ya”, called “Woman of the Pen” and a monthly literary column called “Under the Ink” in the Emirates Culture Magazine. Her short story “The Teapot and I” was made into a play and was the UAE submission at the 5th Gulf Festival for Art and Literature. She wrote the first short feminist Emirati film, “Ghafa”, directed by Aisha Alzaabi, and she is the first Emirati woman to be chosen for the University of Iowa’s international writing programme in the United States.