Ahdaf Soueif is the Founding Chair of the Palestine Festival of Literature and the author of the bestselling novel The Map of Love. Her account of Egyptian events, Cairo: a City Transformed, came out in 2014 (Knopf and Bloomsbury). Her translation (from Arabic into English) of Mourid Barghouti’s I Saw Ramallah was published in 2004. She writes for the Guardian and the LA Times. In 2010 she became the first recipient of the Mahmoud Darwich Award.