- Northern Africa
is a literary editor for the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. Her first novel, [‘Fooling Around n’ Stuff Like That’], was published in 2003; her second novel, [‘Red Wine’], won the 2007 Naguib Mafouz Medal for Literature, and is now being translated into English. Her short story “It Happened Secretly” was included in the Best Mediterranean Short Stories Collection (1995). She participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State.