The Qatari Forum for Authors participated in the events of the fourth edition of “Qatari Success” festival, which will be held this year within the events of Doha, the capital of culture in Islamic world, 2021, with the “Me and My Book” event.
During this event, the interviewer, Hanan Al-Yafei, hosted two young writers, the writer Omar Al-Meir and the writer Intisar Al-Seif, to talk about their experiences in writing, their most important publications, aspirations and the messages they want to convey through their works, in addition to talking about the challenges and difficulties that each of them faces.
At the beginning of the event, Al-Meir revealed that he aspires to make his writings an alternative voice for the audience, pointing out that he was influenced by his first novel, “Meeting Strangers”, published in 2017, at the Russian School, while his other novel, “My Lost Half”, published in 2018, was a qualitative leap. To get out of the Russian influence and engage in social dialogue in line with all the aspirations of the readers, followed by his third novel, “The Fire Chapter,” which came out to the masses in 2019, saying: “This police novel put me in a place I aspired to.”
For her part, the writer Intesar Al- Seif notes that every book has its impact and finger print in the soul, even the thoughts and feelings that did not come out to the readers, they keep trying to come out and appear, pointing out that her short story collection “Amna’s Dream” remains the closest to her heart, as it includes a group of diverse stories, but her main story included an inspiring personality that every Qatari male and female would be proud of.
Al-Seif added: ” I have been writing a weekly article since January 2018, in Al-Raya newspaper, “Taranim Qalam” “Rhymes of a Pen” which is psychological thoughts about cultural and literary life,” referring to the issuance of her 2019 novel entitled “The Last Diving Journey”, along with a theatrical text within a book. “Theatrical Scripts” published by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in 2015.