- Western Asia
- Palestinian Territories
(fiction writer, playwright, West Bank/Palestine; born 1941, Sawahra) has published numerous books of fiction for adults and children, including, most recently, Qalat Marian, Qalalfata (Said Marian, Said the Boy, The Union of Palestinian Writers, 1996) and Oghniet Al Mahar (The Song of Oysters, Dar Al-Quds, 1995). He is currently working on a novel, Al-Madina Thatafajren Ba'Id (The City of Faraway Dawn), as well as an autobiography and scripts for five television series. In 1990 he received a prize from the Association of Jordanian Writers. Mr. Shuqair studied philosophy and sociology at the University of Damascus, and currently works as chief editor of Dafater Thaqafieh (Cultural Notebook) and as Director General in the Department of Literature at the Ministry of Culture in Ramallah. His participation in the IWP is supported by the United States Information Agency.