Alia Mamdouh
  • Gender:Female
  • ISNI:000000008079287X
  • Year of Birth:1944, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Lives in:Paris, France
  • Profession:
  • Al Rasid Magazine
  • Al-Fikr Al-muasir Magazine

Alia Mamdouh is an Iraqi novelist born in 1944, author and journalist living in exile in Paris, France. She won the 2004 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature for her novel The Loved Ones. She is most known for her book Naphtalene, as it was widely acclaimed and translated.

Mamdouh was born in Baghdad, Iraq. After completing her degree in psychology from the University of Mustansiriya, while at the same time working as editor-in-chief of Al Rasid magazine and editor of al-Fikr al-mua’sir magazine, Mamdouh decided to move and live in Beirut, Morocco and finally settling in Paris.

Published works
  • Hawamish ilal Sayyida Ba (Notes to Mrs. B), By (author), Dar Al Adab, 1977, Book
  • The Loved Ones, By (author), Dar Al Saqi, 2003, ISBN-10, 1855166208, Book
  • Naphtalene: A Novel of Baghdad, By (author), The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2006, ISBN-13, 9781558614932, Book
  • Sheikh Zayed Book Award, Long-listed, 2014
  • Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, Winner, 2014