Najwa Bin Shatwan is a Libyan academic and novelist. She is author of three novels: Waber Al Ahssina (The Horses' Hair, 2005); Madmum Burtuqali (Orange Content, 2008); and Zareeb Al-Abeed (The Slave Yards, 2016), in addition to collections of short stories, plays and contributions to anthologies. She was chosen as one of the thirty-nine best Arab authors under the age of forty by Hay Festival’s Beirut39 project in 2009. Zareeb Al-Abeed was shortlisted for the 2017 International Award for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). A number of her short stories have been translated into English and published in online literary magazines. Her short story collection Soudfa Jariaa (An Ongoing Coincidence) was longlisted in the 2019 AlMultaqa Prize for the Arabic Short Story, and Catalogue of a Private Life won the English PEN Translates grant 2019. Her story The Sharp Bend at Al-Bakur won the ArabLit magazine Story Prize 2019.