Wafa Tarnowska

Wafa’ Tarnowska is an award-winning writer, translator, and storyteller. She was born in Lebanon and has worked and lived in several countries. She holds dual Australian and UK nationalities, and she sees herself as a cultural bridge between East and West.

Wafa’ began her career as an Arabic language broadcaster in Australia. Then she became the co-editor of women’s quarterly Al Raida. She has translated numerous children’s books from Arabic into English and worked on several documentaries, including one which won the Prix L’OEil d’Or for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. She lives in the United Kingdom with her family.

Books in order of publication:

The Seven Wise Princesses: A Medieval Persian Epic – 2000

The Arabian Nights – 2010

Arabian Fables – 2014

Amazing Women of the Middle East: 25 Stories from Ancient Times to Present Day – 2020

Nour’s Secret Library – 2022

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