Miral al-Tahawy

Miral al-Tahawy has been described by the Washington Post as “the first novelist to present Egyptian Bedouin life beyond stereotypes and to illustrate the crises of Bedouin women and their urge to break free.” She is the author of The Tent (AUC Press, 2000) and Blue Aubergine (AUC Press, 2002). Anthony Calderbank has translated several works of modern Arabic fiction, most recently Yousef al-Mohaimeed’s Wolves of the Crescent Moon (AUC Press, 2007).