Maria Dadouch

Maria Dadouch
Maria Dadouch is a Syrian writer and novelist, born in Damascus. Dadouch began her literary career in the Fulla magazine for girls, which she had a major role in establishing, in 2005. Dadouch wrote hundreds of articles and stories. She wrote the animated story Mawiyah al-Qurtubi for children’s channel Spacetoon and also wrote for the comedy series Mirrors.

She has won many awards, most prominent of which are the 2020 Sheikh Zayed Book Award, and the 2018 Katara Prize for Arabic Fiction for her novel The Unreasonable Planet in the category of writing for young people. Her novel The Mystery of the Glass Ball reached the final list of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award in the category of Children's and Young Adult Literature.