Mona PRINCE earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from Ain Shams University, Cairo. She has served as a lecturer in English literature at Suez Canal University, and as a language instructor, at Cairo University. In 1995, Ms. Prince traveled to the TESOL Institute at St. Michael College in Vermont, courtesy of a Fulbright Scholarship. Her work includes two selections of short stories, Shortsightedness and The Last Piece of Clay, and the novel Three Suitcases for Traveling. She has published essays on writing in Egyptian and other Arab newspapers and literary magazines. At work on a new novel, she is partcipating courtesy of the US Department of State.
IWP reading tour participant Chinelo OKPARANTA shortlisted for the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing.