Abdelrashid Mahmoudi is an Egyptian short-story writer, poet, critic, translator, who worked for UNESCO for 20 years. He has a degree in philosophy from Cairo University and a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Manchester, England. He has a highly regarded book on the great Egyptian writer and intellectual Taha Hussein, From Al-Azhar to the Sorbonne (Curzon Press, 1998), which was reviewed in Banipal 4 (Spring 1999).

In 2014 he won the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for his novel After Coffee, which is reviewed by Susannah Tarbush in Banipal 62 (Summer 2018).



Contributor's Issues

Banipal 62 - A Literary Journey through Arab Cinema (2018)