was born in Cairo in 1972. He has a degree in electronic engineering from Cairo University (1995). He has published two collections of short stories (the first co-authored), with the second 2003 collection winning the Sawaris Young Writer’s Fiction Prize in December 2005. He lives in Berlin and works as a journalist on Deutsche Welle’s Arabic-language website. He likes to make short documentary video films, and has translated from German some works of Walter Benjamin and Wolfgang Hermann.

Haytham al-Wardany's story Pissing on the World, translated by Waiel Ashry, is reproduced on the literary ezine www.laurahird.com as part of their review of Banipal 25 which features New Writing in Egypt

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Banipal 25 - Spring 2006