Haleemah Alaydi is a writer, poet and PhD researcher at the University of York. She holds an MA in Writing for Performance and Publication from the University of Leeds, which she completed on a Chevening award. In 2018, she was selected for the Northern Short Story Festival Academy.
Her short story “A Very Private Confession” is selected for publication in the Northern Short Story Anthology in March 2021. Her poems “Home” and “Three Truths about Life” were published by the Scribe Art Magazine. Her novel “When Olive Trees Died” was shortlisted for the 2019 Borough Press BAME Open Submission competition. Haleemah has certifications in Spoken Word Poetry Slam and International Peace Studies.