Alia Alzougbi*

Alia Alzougbi is an award-winning, dynamic storyteller with a breadth of tales from around the world. Having grown up around the Middle East (Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan), and coming from a Muslim cultural background, she specialises in stories from the Islamic and Middle Eastern traditions. In 2011, she was awarded the Best Storyteller award by the Fringe Report. Prior to that she had been nominated for a BAFTA Scotland in the category of Best Performance in Film. A confident performer who has appeared on BBC Arabic Radio and Television, Alia is also a strong facilitator who is among the core teaching staff at the British Museum.

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Compass (Fitzcarraldo, 2017)
Translated by Charlotte Mandell