Reem Al Kamali is a researcher, journalist and writer from the UAE, who holds a bachelors degree in History. She studied history at university and is fascinated by archaeology, art, and myths and culture in general. She works as a journalist for Al Bayan newspaper in Dubai writing about culture, art, literature, archeology, and the history of the Arabian Gulf.
Her published works include the novels The Sultanate of Hormuz (2013), which was awarded the Owais Prize for Creativity in 2015, The Statue of Dalma (2018) winner of the Sharjah Award for Arab Creativity, and Rose’s Diary (2021) which was shortlisted for the Interntional Prize for Arabic Fiction. In 2015, she took part in the writers’ workshop (Nadwa) for talented young writers organized by IPAF, where she worked on The Statue of Dalma.
(adapted from IPAF website)