Nahla Karam

Nahla Karam’s (b. 1989) first story story collection, To Hang in the Air, was published in 2013. Her story, “Tale from the Back Lines” was one of the winning stories in a Goethe Centre workshop and she won a trip to the Frankfurt Book Fair. Her novel, On Freud’s Couch was shortlisted for the Sawiris Prize in 2015. The story featured here comes from her latest collection, published in 2017.

Anthologies featuring Nahla Karam

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.