Winning the Rowayat Student Fiction Award!

My story won the Rowayat Second Student Fiction Competition. Read it, published in Issue 2 of Rowayat: “The Palm’s Poem”

“Everything about the tone is deliberate and highly controlled: it’s very nicely composed, and it reads with the clarity and force of parable without ever sounding didactic- the highest compliment I can give to writing of this kind.” (Words from one of the Judges)
View the article on EBBY here.

Interview with Godfather of Egyptian Children’s Literature, Abdeltawab Youssef

I had the good luck and privilege to interview Abdel Tawab Youssef “the godfather of children’s literature in Egypt and the Arab world”. The five part interview is available on Youtube, attached.

The four other segments of the interview are also available on Youtube.