A Saudi Arabian short story writer and novelist, Mohammed Hassan Alwan, said he did not stop writing poetry but poetry is not a part of him anymore. The novel set him on a different course became a main project in his life. He believes poetry is not an integrated project, expressing his joy for writing novels. The novelist said that he may branch out into other literary genres given his success in the past ten years.
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