Collection: Fatima Sharafeddine

Fatima Sharafeddine is a Lebanese writer who has been fully dedicated to writing and translating for children and young adults since 2001. Her educational background is in Early Childhood Education and Modern Arabic Literature. She works with several publishers and has written and published over 150 books, many of which have been translated to various languages, among which are Dutch, Danish, Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, German, English, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Norwegian, Italian, and Swedish. Fatima regularly travels across the Arab world and Europe to participate in Book fair events, author tours, and workshops. She is an active member in LBBY, the Lebanese branch of IBBY.
Through the years, she has received several awards and honors, last of which being short listed for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and winning the Gramsci award in Italy for her YA novel “Faten”, She also received the 2017 Etisalat award for the YA book of the year for “Cappuccino” (Dar Al-Saqi), and the Bologna Ragazzi New Horizons Award for “Lisanak Hisanak” (Kalimat publishers). She was nominated 7 times for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the last nomination being in 2023. Fatima conducts creative writing workshops with groups and individuals, as well as trains teachers and librarians on how to share a book with children and to conduct activities around it, in order to reinforce knowledge and develop imagination and creativity in children.
More information can be found on her webpage: