Fatma El Maadoul

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Personal information

Title: 

Writer and Director

Birthyear: 
1948

Contact information (private)

Personal email address: 
fatmaelmaadoul@yahoo.com

Education

BA, High Institute of Theater Arts, 1970.

Competences

Criticism

Writing Children's Books

Writing and Directing for Children's Theater

Languages: 

Arabic

English

Jobs

Work history: 

Independent Writer and Director, 2009-Present.

Director, Department of Cultural Production, Ministry of Culture, 2007-2009.

Director, Art House for Folk and Performing Arts, Ministry of Culture, 2005-2007.

Honorary office and memberships: 

Member, National Council for Women.

Member, Supreme Council of Culture.

Member, International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).

Productions and works: 

Al-Hilm al-Wahid (The Only Dream), Nahdat Misr, 2007.

Hayat Radia (Radia's Life), Nahdat Misr, 2007.

Al-Nas al-Ba'ida (The Faraway People), Nahdat Misr, 2007.

Awards

Distinctions: 

First woman to become director of the Art House for Folk and Performing Arts.

First woman to become an undersecretary at the Ministry of Culture.

Awards: 

First Prize for Writing, Suzanne Mubarak Awards for Children's Literature, for Wadhifa li-mama (A Job for Mama), 2005.

Screenwriting Award, Cairo International Festival for Children's Cinema, for the script for Awlad al-qamr (Children of the Moon), 1999.

UNESCO Tolerance Award, for the book Khutut wa dawayir (Lines and Circles), 1999.