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Steps To Darkened Ends

by Ali Al Saeed

Issue 1 :: Autumn 2007 (art)

Ali Al Saeed is a writer from Bahrain, born in 1978. For almost seven years, starting in 1998, he was a journalist writing for two of the leading English-speaking newspapers in the country. He then began his writing career, contributing regularly to a number of publications and magazines in the Gulf region. He wrote (and drew) his very first story – a sci-fi comic book – at the age of ten. In 2004, Ali published his debut novel, "QuixotiQ", which was a national best-seller and winner of the Bahrain 2004 Outstanding Book of the Year Award. He also writes short fiction with several of his stories appearing in various e-zines, journals and literary websites – including Gold Dust magazine, RSPublishing, Expose’d, In Posse Review, La Fenetre and Capture Weekly – and recently appeared in the anthologies Goodbye, Darwin (Apodis Publishing) and the New Romance (Arabesques Review). Ali is also a filmmaker, co-producing his first documentary film in 2006. His non-fiction book, "Models of Success: The Journey" was published at the same time. This was followed by "Moments", a collection of short stories, published later in the year. He is currently residing in Bahrain as a full time writer and freelancer.
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