Mansoura Ezz Eldin

mansouraMansoura Ez-Eldin (b. 1976) studied journalism at Cairo University. She published her first collection of short stories, Shaken Light, in 2001. She has worked in Egyptian television and at the Egyptian literary magazine Akhbar al-Adab.

Her debut novel, Maryam’s Maze, was translated by Paul Starkey. Her second, Beyond Paradise, was shortlisted for the 2010 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.

She was also selected as one of the “Beirut39” authors, which celebrated the “best 39 Arab authors under 40.”

Her latest novel is The Emerald Mountain, which won a prize at the 2014 Sharjah International Book Fair and was chosen by renowned author Jabbour Douaihy as one of his favorite reads of the year.


Mansoura’s “Gothic Night,” trans. Wiam El-Tamami