Nada Faris


Nada Faris is a Kuwaiti writer and performance poet known locally as “Kuwait’s Finest.” Her first US collection of poetry will be published by The Operating System in 2017. Her book Fountain of Youth became a finalist in Vine Leaves 2016 Vignette Collection Award. In 2012, her article “Every Child Deserves a Home: Zeina Al-Sultan Unveils the Truths Behind Adoption in Kuwait” won the Voice of Success program by en.v earth magazine. She represented Kuwait at Iowa’s International Writing Program, USA, in 2013, a ten-week writing residency often described as the United Nations of Writers. In 2015, she became a member of the board of trustees on Kuwait’s Cultural Circle Prize for the Arabic Short Story (Almultaqa), the Arab world’s first international award for short story collections in Arabic. The award was launched and is maintained by Kuwait’s Cultural Circle in partnership with the American University of Kuwait. Her fiction, nonfiction and poetry have been published in The Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction, Economic and Political Weekly, Fanack Chronicle of the Middle East & North Africa, Arab Times, Kuwait Times, The Operating System, Sukoon, The Indianola Review, and more. She has performed at Busboys and Poets, Washington DC, USA, The Feminist Union, Iowa, USA, and The Mosaic Rooms, London, UK. Nada is based in Kuwait.

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