Hedy Habra is a multilingual poet and essayist. She has authored the award-winning poetry collections The Taste of the Earth, Tea in Heliopolis and Under Brushstrokes. Her story collection, Flying Carpets, won the Arab American Book Award’s Honorable Mention and was finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award. Her book of criticism, Mundos alternos y artísticos en Vargas Llosa, examines the visual aspects of the Peruvian Nobel Prize Winner's narrative. She is also a sixteen-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and recipient of the Nazim Hikmet Awards.