"On the Map" is a series of interviews with writers while they are in Iowa City participating in the International Writing Program's fall residency. The series is produced by the IWP at the University of Iowa and is made possible by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Muhamed ABDELNABI (fiction writer, translator; Egypt) is the author of the short story collections [A Rose For Who Betrays] (2003) and [The Ghost of Anton Chekhov] (2012), and of the novel [The Return of the Sheikh] (2012), long-listed for the 2013 Arabic Booker Prize. His stories and essays have appeared in many Arabic-language publications in print and on-line. Abdelnabi's translations into Arabic include, among others, work by Hisham Matar, Joe Sacco, the Dalai Lama, and Tariq Ali. He participated courtesy of the William B. Quarton Foundation.
On the Map 2013: Muhamed ABDELNABI (Egypt)
On 3/23/18 the poet, journalist, and activist Harris KHALIQUE (IWP '15) received the prestigious Award for Pride of Performance for poetry from the President of Pakistan.