Ahdaf Soueif

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Personal information

Title: 

Writer

Contact information (private)

City: 
Cairo
Country: 
Egypt
Personal email address: 
soueifoffice@gmail.com

Education

PhD, Linguistics, Lancaster University , 1978

MA, English Literature, The American University in Cairo, 1973

BA, English Literature, Cairo University, 1971

Competences

Fiction Writing

Literary Criticism

Literary Translation

Non-fiction Writing

Political & Cultural Commentator

Languages: 

Arabic

English

Jobs

Work history: 

Founder & Chair, Engaged Events-UK, 2008- present

Honorary office and memberships: 

Patron, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK

Fellow, the Royal Society of Literature, UK

Patron, The Caine Prize for African Writing

 Trustee, The British Museum

Trustee, The International Prize for Arab Fiction (IPAF)

Productions and works: 

Cairo: a City Transformed, (memoir), Pantheon, January 2014.

Cairo: my City, our Revolution, (memoir) Bloomsbury 2012.

Editor: Reflections on Islamic Art, (essays), BQFP 2011.

I Think of You: Stories, Bloomsbury: London, 2007.

Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground, Bloomsbury: London, 2004.

  • The Map of Love, 1999
  • In the Eye of the Sun, 1993

Awards

Awards: 

Honorary DLitt, Exeter University, 2008

Honorary DLitt, London Metropolitan University, 2004

Honorary DLitt, Lancaster University, 2004

Mahmoud Darwish Award, 2010

Costantine Cavafy Award, 2012

Metropolis Bleu Award