Samar Samir Mezghanni
|Samar Samir Mezghanni
سمر سمير المزغني
Mezghanni at her TED talk in Tunis
27 August 1988 |
|Alma mater||Tunis El Manar University
University of Birmingham
|Genre||Children's literature, novel|
|Notable awards||The Youngest Writer in the World & Youngest Most Prolific Writer in the World by Guinness Book of World Records|
Samar Samir Mezghanni (Tunisian Arabic: سمر سمير المزغني; born 27 August 1988) is a Tunisian children's author.
Mezghanni was born in 1988 to the Tunisian lawyer Samir Mezghanni and to an Iraqi mother whose name is Sahar. She has two brothers, Samer and Sirar and one sister Siwar.
She earned a BA in psychology from Tunis El Manar University and a Master's from the University of Birmingham and is currently undertaking a doctorate in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge.
Mezghanni wrote more than a hundred children stories and she is a member of many Arabic and international organizations. Her first child story was published in September 1997. She claims the record for being the youngest published writer and the most prolific. Mezghanni has appeared on British media speaking out against extremism in the middle east.
Awards & honors
- One of the 100 most powerful Arab women 2013 Link
- 'The Youngest Writer in the World' in 2000 by the Guinness Book of World Records.
- 'Youngest Most Prolific Writer in the World' in 2002 by the Guinness Book of World Records.
- Appeared in the Arabian Business list of 30 Under 30 in 2009.
- Child Book Award, in 2000 given by the then Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali during the National Day of Culture.
- Creativity Collar by the Iraqi Story House in 2002.
- Honorary Member of the Tunisian Writers Union
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Samar Samir Mezghanni.|
- Mohakamatou Dhi'ib (Trial of a Wolf)
- Holm Fi Hadeekat Al-Hayawanet (A Dream in the Zoo)
- "أصغر روائية عربية التونسية سمر المزغني - منتديات الطرف". www.altaraf.com. Retrieved 2016-12-17.
- "The Young Women Standing Up to Extremism in the Middle East | Broadly". Broadly. Retrieved 2016-12-17.