Leila adapted her winning story The Museum for Radio 4. BBC radio has adapted her work extensively and broadcast a number of her plays including The Mystic Life and the historical drama The Lion of Chechnya. The radio drama serialization of The Translator was short-listed for the RIMA (Race In the Media Award). Leila's collection of short stories Coloured Lights, including The Museum, was published by Polygon and went on to be short-listed for the Macmillan/Silver PEN Award.
Both The Translator and Minaret were long listed for the
Leila's website is at: www.leila-aboulela.com
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