Baian Rayhanova

2022 Judge

Judge Profile: 

Baian Rayhanova is Professor of Arabic Literature at Sofia University, Bulgaria. She completed her higher education at the Moscow Institute for Oriental Studies, part of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and obtained a PhD in Modern Arabic Literature in the late 1980s. Since then, she has worked at Sofia University and has also been a guest lecturer at universities in Norway, the USA, Algeria, Tunisia, Syria and other countries. She is the author of several monographs, textbooks and articles on modern Arabic literature published in different languages and she has translated many works by contemporary Arab writers.