Hanaa Hijazi

Hanaa HIJAZI (fiction/nonfiction writer, essayist, translator; Saudi Arabia) is a family physician, writer, painter, and translator working in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  She has written numerous essays for magazines and newspapers, spoken at international book festivals, and published three works: a collection of short stories titled [Bent (a Girl)] (2001), the prose collection [Did You See Me? I Was Walking in the Street] (2007), and an autobiography about her journey in diagnosing her child with Asperger syndrome, which was awarded Book of the Year in 2013 by the Ministry of Culture and Information. Her work has been translated into Italian and English. In addition to her literary career, Hijazi is the coordinator of the national diabetes prevention program in the Ministry of Health, Jeddah and a member of the Saudi Society of Family and Community Medicine.