Mohamed Salah al-Azab

Mohamed Salah al-Azab  (b. 1981) was chosen as part of the prestigious Beirut 39 group of young Arab writers in 2009. He has written four novels and two short story collections. He has also written scripts for two Egyptian films.  In 2002 he won the Kuwaiti Suad al-Sabah Prize for the novel in 2002 and Egyptian state cultural prizes in 1999 and 2004. The featured story comes from his latest collection, published in 2016.

Anthologies featuring Mohamed Salah al-Azab

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.