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Layla AlAmmar grew up in Kuwait. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh, and her work has appeared in The Evening Standard, Quail Bell Magazine, The Red Letters St Andrews Prose Journal, and Aesthetica Magazine where she was a finalist for the Creative Writing Award 2014. In 2018, she served as British Council International Writer in Residence at the Small Wonder Short Story Festival. She currently lives in the UK where she's pursuing a PhD in Arab Women's Fiction. ...more

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Author ~ Text ~ Reader

I’ve always viewed writing as a three-way relationship between author, text, and reader.

The author exists before and beyond the text he creates, bringing to it his personal experience, history, and ideas.

The text exists as a standalone entity, with a myriad of meanings and inferences that can be ascribed to it. Here is the ‘multi-dimensional space’ that Barthes refers to, where multiple meanin

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