Fatima Sharafeddine

Fatima-SharafeddineLebanese author Fatima Sharafeddine is an award-winning writer and translator of children’s books, notably the ground-breaking YA novel Faten, translated by the author into English as The Servant. But over the last fifteen years, Fatima has written and translated over 120 books for young people.

She has won several awards and prizes for her books for children, including the 2007 National Committee of the Lebanese Child Award of best book of the year for “Mountain Rooster,” the 2010 IBBY-Lebanon and Beirut World Book Capital award for best book published in the last three years in Lebanon for “My Skirt,” the 2011 Anna Lindh ‘Reading Here, There and Everywhere’ award for “The Book of Laughter and Crying” and the 2012 Arab Thought Foundation ‘ARABI 21’ award for the book “Grandpa’s Donkey.”


Fatima Sharafeddine: ‘Translation is a Very Important Aspect in Children’s Literature’



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