Mona Tayim, born in Amman, Jordan, currently lives in Beirut. She studied Arabic Language and Literature at Beirut Arab University, where she is currently preparing her doctoral thesis, The Art of the Novel in Ahlam Mostaghnamy’s Trilogy – a Critical Analytical Study.
As an author of fiction, she gained fame for her novels, which include Woujouh fi Maraya Mutakassira (Faces in Broken Mirrors, 2010), Maraya Iblees (Mirrors of Satan, 2011), Mashaer Mouhajerah (2012) and most recently, Alarabizi Waljadeh Wardeh (2013). She is also known for her poetry, collected in Huroof Men Noor (2011) and Kalmuna Ismi (2012). Mona periodically writes articles for various publications, including critical reviews of novels in Al Hayat and Al Nahar newspapers and articles on cultural and social issues in Al Hadeel and Al Zameel magazines.
Mona is a member of the International Organization for Interfaith Speech and Civilization in the World, the Jordanian Writers’ Association and the International Council for the Arabic Language.