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Ritaj Al-Hazmi: Youngest Female columnist in History

by | Jan 30, 2024 | News

Saudi columnist and author Ritaj Al-Hazmi, 15, has been awarded a second Guinness World Record, this time for being the world’s youngest female newspaper columnist.

The young writer previously featured in the Guinness World Records, aged just 12, for being the youngest female to publish a book series. The 15-year-old earned her latest record after authoring 10 articles for Arab News, focusing on projects in Saudi Arabia such as The Line and NEOM within the Vision 2030 program.

Al-Hazmi also covered subjects like Saudi Arabia’s space program, cultural preservation, sustainability as well as local initiatives. Al-Hazmi began writing short stories aged just six, with the encouragement of her family who enrolled her in creative writing classes.

She published her first English-language novels, “Treasure of the Lost Sea” and “Portal of the Hidden World,” in 2019 when she was 10. In 2021, she published her third novel, “Beyond the Future World.”

When asked what advice she would give to aspiring writers, Al-Hazmi said: “If you’re passionate about being a writer then one thing you should remember is that no matter the hardships you may face, you should always strive to move forward.—Agencies

 

 

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