Saadiah Mufarreh

2022 Judge

Judge Profile: 

Saadiah Mufarreh is a poet, critic, writer and cultural consultant from Kuwait. She is the author of over 20 books of poetry and literary criticism, and her poems have been translated into a number of languages. She was chosen by the British newspaper, The Guardian, to represent Kuwait on a global map of poetry, and the ‘Poets of the World’ movement also made her an ambassador of Kuwaiti poetry. She has been on the judging panels of several local and Arab prizes for Arabic literature, and has won Kuwaiti, Arab and international awards. Her writing is studied in universities both in Kuwait and abroad, as part of Masters and Doctoral theses on modern Arabic literature.