Aisha Ibrahim is a Libyan novelist, born in Beni Walid, Libya in 1969. She obtained a BA in Sciences, specialising in Mathematics, and a Higher Diploma in Statistics. She worked as a teacher and then as editor-in-chief of the websites of the Libyan Ministry of Culture and the High Commission for the elections. She began her literary career while studying at university in the 1990s. In 1991, she was awarded the State Prize for Students for Theatrical Writing for her play Emerald Village. She has published a collection of short stories entitled The World Ends in Tripoli (2019) and two novels, Qasil (2016) and The War of the Gazelle (2019), the latter longlisted for the 2020 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Also in 2020, she received the Libyan Ministry of Culture’s Medal for Creativity.