Ahmed Naji

Ahmed Naji (b. 1985) is a writer and journalist who was given PEN/ Barbey Freedom to Write Award in 2016. His first novel, Rogers, was published in 2007 and his second novel, Use of Life, was published in 2014. Naji was arrested after an excerpt from his novel was published in Akhbar al-Adab. He was sentenced to two years in jail for violating public morality. The novel, Use of Life, has been translated into Italian and English. His first collection of short stories, Siniora was published in 2016 by Merit, and the title story featured in Comma's The Book of Cairo (2019).

Anthologies featuring Ahmed Naji

The Book of Cairo

This collection brings together a new generation of writers (many of whom have never had their work translated into English) and their writings about the city.