Nada Faris is a Kuwaiti writer, teaching-artist, and performance poet. She writes poetry, fiction and non-fiction in English and has been recognized for her impact on Kuwait’s creative sector.
She is the author of three books: Fountain of Youth, a Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Awards semi-finalist (Vine Leaves Press, 2016); Mischief Diary (HBKU, 2018); and Women of Kuwait, a Lucie Photobook Award finalist in the Independent Prize category (Daylight, 2019).
Her article “Every Child Deserves a Home: Zeina Al-Sultan Unveils the Truths Behind Adoption in Kuwait” won en.v’s Voice of Success Program in 2012. She is an Honorary Fellow in Writing at Iowa University’s International Writing Program (IWP) Fall 2013, and the recipient of a 2016 MENA Salam fellowship from World Peace Initiative Foundation (Peace Revolution). She is an alumna of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) April 2018, USA: Empowering Youth Through the Performance Arts, and the recipient of an Arab Woman Award from Harper Bazaar Arabia 2018 in the category of Inspirational Woman.
She is based in New York City where she is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing (concentration in poetry and translation) from Columbia University.
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