Mohamed Al Mazrouei
Mohamed Al Mazrouei is an award-winning UAE writer, artist, cultural commentator and manager of the UAE Writers’ Union in Abu Dhabi. He is in charge of cultural programming for the Abu Dhabi Book Fair.
He has published six collections of poetry, most recently 2009’s Without Any Reason for We are Poor, which was preceded by The Agitation of the Pattern: The Mental Nature Of Apathy; But It Is You, Adam; On the Meaning of Watching Fire; Blood Smell and The Lemming. He has also written the short story ‘Who Will Look After the Flies?’ His works have been translated into English, French, German and Spanish.
His art exhibitions include ‘Maidens of Fair’ at the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority, and his works have been featured in the ‘MinD/Body’ Exhibition at the DUCTAC Gallery of Light in Dubai and the 30th annual EFAS Exhibition in Sharjah, for which he won a prize. He has also been awarded the Soua`ad Al Sabah 1st prize at the Al Kharafi 3rd Annual Exhibition in Kuwait.