Wafa' Tarnowska

Wafa' Tarnowska
Wafa’ Tarnowska is an award-winning children’s author, translator and storyteller who was born in Lebanon and lived in many countries including the UAE. She currently resides between the UK and Poland when she’s not a World Bedouin. Her book, Arabian Nights, won the American Folklore Society Aesop Accolade, the Moonbeam Gold Medal and was a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children. Her anthology Amazing Women of the Middle East includes biographies of 25 Middle Eastern women who are trailblazers in their fields. Her book Nour’s Secret Library won the 2022 IPPY Gold Award for illustrated children’s books. It was featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Times, and the Sunday Times as one of the best children’s books of 2022. It has also been longlisted for the World Illustration Awards.