was born in September 1967 in Mansourah, Egypt and spent a good part of his childhood in Oman. He has a BA in Business Administration (1991). Since then he has worked as a journalist, and is currently with Al-Ahram newspaper. His fiction has appeared in many literary and cultural periodicals, and he has published two short story collections and two novels. Banipal will be publishing an excerpt from his second novel Ibtisamat al-Qiddiseen [The Saints’ Smiles].

Contributor's Issues

Banipal 25 - Spring 2006

Banipal 59 - The Longlist (Summer 2017)

Banipal 49 - A Cornucopia of Short Stories (2014)

Banipal 58 - Arab Literary Awards (Spring 2017)

Banipal 60 - Alaa al-Deeb, A Writer Apart (Autumn/Winter 2017)