Ghalia Qabbani

Ghalia Qabbani is a Syrian writer and journalist.[1][2] She grew up in Kuwait but was forced to leave after the Iraqi invasion in 1990.

She studied law at university, graduating in 1979. She has worked as a journalist ever since, including stints at al-Watan (Kuwait) and al-Hayat (London). She moved to the UK in 1994.

Her books include several collections of short stories and novels. Her debut novel The Mirror of Summer appeared in 1998, followed by her second novel Secrets and Lies.[citation needed]

She served on the judging panel of the inaugural Arabic Booker Prize.[citation needed]

Currently, she lives in London.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Profile 1". Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Banipal (UK) Magazine of Modern Arab Literature - Contributors - Ghalia Kabbani". Retrieved 18 December 2017.