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- Location: Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center for Culture & Research
- Time: 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Ali Al-Muqri – Yemen
Ali Al-Muqri is a Yemeni poet and novelist. Born in Taiz, Yemen, he began writing at the age of 18 and went on to serve as cultural editor of several publications. His novels have been translated into Italian, French, English, Kurdish, among other languages. Since 1985, Al-Muqri has been working in the field of cultural media and, though Dar El-Saqi Publishing House, published a novel entitled Black Taste, Black Odour which was longlisted for the 2008 – 2009 Arabic Booker Prize.