Hatem Hafez

Hatem Hafez: (b. 1974) is a writer, academic, translator and journalist. He has written 8 plays and one novel, Because Things Happen (2009). The story featured here is from his first collection of short stories, Biscuit and Molasses. His second collection of short stories was published in 2017. Hafez has won several dramatic prizes, including the Best Play at the Festival of Arabic Theatre in 1996 for the play The Final Act and the  Fawzi Fahmy Prize for Drama from Cairo University in 2009.

Anthologies featuring Hatem Hafez

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.