Omar Malkawi

An advocate of mental health awareness, Omar is among the few that challenged the topic by writing his first book tackling mental health in the region. Growing up in a region where mental illness is still considered a taboo subject, he went against the grain and wrote a book that reveals realities that happen within an individual, suffering from mental issues in the form of a fictional story. The story is not only personal but reflects some issues that Omar himself has seen occur within his own environment. Among Omar’s various interests, writing is his passion. He has written multiple short stories during his younger years and finally published his first book, The Fall Queen, at the age of 16. Omar hopes to write multiple sequels to his novel with the support of those around him that have never stopped encouraging him and believing in his initiative.