A 14-year-old Saudi teenager, Ritaj Al-Hazmi, remains the title holder of a Guinness World Record for being the youngest writer in a series of novels.
She was first named in 2020 by the Guinness Book of World Records for this achievement.
Al-Hazmi started writing short stories at the age of six with the support of her family, who sent her to special creative writing classes.
She published her first two English-language novels “Treasure of the Lost Sea” and “Portal of the Hidden World” in 2019 when she was 10 years old. In 2021 she published her third novel “Beyond the Future World”.
She has just finished a new novel, “Le Passage vers l’inconnu”, and is about to publish it.
Al-Hazmi said she wanted to inspire others to read by producing these works.
She told the Saudi Press Agency that she is currently working on a science fiction novel called “The Eve of 2050”, about the potential danger of climate change to humans and animals.
She recently published an article on the subject, and says she chose this title because 2050 is the date set by many countries to reach net zero emissions.
Al-Hazmi remains dedicated to the art of writing.
“It takes me about a year to write a book, depending on the type of book. The writing mechanism that I follow is one of the most famous international methods called ‘Save The Cat Method’, which is to divide the composition of the novel into main points,” she said.
His father Hussain Al-Hazmi is proud of his achievements. “Achieving this title is one of the most important awards she has received, and I am very happy for her that she was able to achieve her goals and fulfill her dream.” (Arab News)