Habib Abdulrab Sarori

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Habib Abdulrab Sarori
Sarori, 29 February 2020
Born1956 (age 66–67)
Occupation(s)Novelist and computer scientist

Habib Abdulrab Sarori (born 1956) is a Yemeni computer scientist and novelist.[1] He was born in Aden and pursued higher studies in France, obtaining a master's degree in Informatics from the University of Paris 6 in 1983, followed by a PhD from the University of Rouen in 1987. He is currently a professor in the Mathematical and Software Engineering Department at Rouen and also at INSA de Rouen. He has published numerous scientific papers over the last two decades. He is also the author of textbooks in computer science.[2]

Abdulrab has published literary works in both French and Arabic. His sole French-language novel, La reine étripée, was published in 1998. Other works include Suslov's Daughter and his most recent novel, Arwa. Suslov's Daughter was longlisted for the 2015 International Prize for Arabic Fiction,[3] and Darf Publishers published an English translation by Elisabeth Jaquette in 2017.[4] His short story The Bird of Destruction was published in English translation in Banipal magazine, in an issue devoted to contemporary Yemeni writing. He is also the author of Production System Engineering.


  1. ^ Profile in Banipal magazine
  2. ^ Academic profile of Habib Abdulrab
  3. ^ "The Daughter of Suslov | International Prize for Arabic Fiction".
  4. ^ "Suslov's Daughter". 5 December 2017.