Nadine Touma is the founder of Dar Onboz publishing house and author of Doodles, an honourable mention at the 2007 Bologna Book Fair.
Dar Onboz is a publishing house dedicated to “children and youth enjoying the Arabic language and loving it, parents reading Arabic books to their children, teachers developing new methodologies for teaching Arabic, special books that will travel from the Arab world to the rest of the world.” Dar Onboz was a finalist for the 2008 International Young Publishing Entrepreneur (IYPE) Award of the British Council.
Nadine was born in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, and studied from 1990 to 1997 at Wellesley College in the USA before settling in Beirut as a freelance artist. She has created numerous installations, literary works, and artworks, and has participated in exhibitions in Lebanon, Egypt, and throughout Europe. She has also worked as a writer and a filmmaker. Her other books for children include Where Did My Fingers Go?, Is This a Passport Photo?, The Moon and the Bird and The Alphabet Girls.
Nadine lives and works in Beirut.