Maya Abu Al-Hayat is a Beirut-born novelist and poet living in Jerusalem. She has published two poetry books, numerous children’s stories and three novels, including her latest No One Knows His Blood Type (Dar Al-Adab, 2013). Abu Al-Hayat directs the Palestine Writing Workshop, an institution that seeks to encourage reading in Palestinian communities through creative writing projects and storytelling with children and teachers. The Workshop also assists writers in developing their skills and implementing their artistic and literary projects.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 13.

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