Ahdaf Soueif

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.