Wafa’ Tarnowska is a published children’s author, translator and story teller. She is also a radio broadcaster, lecturer and corporate responsibility expert.
Her Arabian Nights won the American Folklore Society Aesop Accolade, the Moonbeam Award Gold Medal Winner and the Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children. She has written 5 children’s books and translated 15 others, in addition to plays and TV documentaries from Arabic, English and French. Wafa’ has a BA in Political Sciences from Melbourne University in Australia and an MA in Sociology from the American University of Beirut.
Wafa’ has performed as a story teller at the Edinburgh Festival of Literature, the Emirates Festival of Literature, Glastonbury’s Arts of Islam Festival, the Asia House Festival in London and the Sharjah and Abu Dhabi Book Fairs in the UAE.
In March 2018 she performed at the 10 days and 6 nights festival at the Tate Modern in London, UK. She was also a judge for the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature and is part of the Stories in Transit initiative working with asylum seekers in Palermo, Sicily.
Most importantly, Wafa’ is a member of the TOSA Miracle Team and has been a student of Sri and Kira since 2010. You can learn more about Wafa at: