Meet Halla bint Khalid, Saudi Arabia’s very own fine artist, illustrator, children’s author, publisher, designer and businesswoman.
Widely respected throughout the Kingdom, Halla is regarded as one of the second generation of fine artists and authors to have come out of the country in modern times.
Launching her career as a fine artist in 1988 , it was her shift into motherhood in 1997 that resulted in her becoming the children’s author and illustrator she is today. Close to her heart i s the belief that one of the most precious moments shared between a parent and a child is the time spent reading stories that delve into the depths of imagination, fantasy, fiction and adventure.
Author of over nineteen different titles, in Arabic and English, Halla’s stories range from classic Arabic nursery rhymes and dreamy desert fables, to swash- buckling adventures of pirate caries, treasure hunts and mystery riddles. Charismatic, charming, funny and engaging, she is the glowing spirit of her tales.
Publishing in Saudi Arabia in an unimaginably tough undertaking, yet Halla oversees her work from beginning to end, refusing to compromise at all in her quest to achieve the highest quality of craftsmanship in her works.
Halla loves spending time visiting schools to read her stories to their students, educating them on the publishing, literary and creative worlds. If you would like her to present to your students, kindly get in touch to find out how.
President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage – HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman
Children’s Book Editor of The New York Times – Mrs EdenRoss Lipson
First Director of the Saudi Wildlife Authority – Professor Abdul Aziz Abu Znadah