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Sanaa Shaalan

Sanaa Shaalan

Sector : Cultural Figures , Writers

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Jordan
  • Gender : Female
  • Born in : 1977
  • Age : 44
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Sanaa Shalan is a Jordanian contemporary writer, from the Arab novelty generation. She writes novels, short stories, theater, scenario and children's literature. She holds a doctorate degree in modern literature. Shalan works as an instructor at the University of Jordan.

She is of Palestinian origins. Her family came from Bayt Nattif village of the Hebron district (alKhalil).

She is one of the most successful sixty Arab women for the year 2008, according to a poll conducted by Sayidaty. She obtained the peace star for the year 2014 from the Peace and Friendship International Organization. She is a critic and journalist for Arabic magazines, an activist in the issues of human rights, women, childhood and social justice. She is a member in many literary forums. She obtained many local, Arab and international awards in the fields of novels, short stories, theater, children's literature and scientific research.

She has written many plays that were published, performed and that won prizes.

She has many contributions in local, Arab and International conferences related to literature, criticism, heritage, human rights and environment. She is a member of its scientific arbitration and information committees. She is a representative of institutions, cultural and legal organizations and a partner in Arab cultural projects.



Achievements and Awards

She earned the shield of distinguished university teacher from University of Jordan in of 2007 and 2008. She earned the shield of distinguished academic and creative student in 2005.

Haifa Al Sanousi Prize for Writing Monodrama, Playwriting, Monodramatic Script, 2015.

Zahma Kuttab Prize for International Culture and Publishing, in the field of short story, 2015.
Best Journalist Award in Rai Al-Ummah newspaper, 2015.
Salah Hilal Literary Prize for the Short Story in its 14th session, in the field of short story 2015.
The Free PEN Festival Award for Arab Creativity in the fifth cycle, in the field of short stories, 2014


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