About the Author
Ibrahim Farghali was born in Mansoura in the Nile Delta in 1967, and grew up in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. He has written two collections of short stories and two novels. He is a journalist with the Cairo daily newspaper al-Ahram. English-born Andy Smart lived in Cairo for many years, where he established his own publishing house before moving to London with his wife, Egyptian Nadia Fouda-Smart.