Ihsan Kamal (1935-), (إحسان كمال), Egyptian shortstory writer born in Jirja in Upper Egypt. She received a degree in embroidery arts in 1956. She has been awarded many prizes, including the Short Story Club Prize in 1958 and 1960, the Ihsan 'Abd al-Quddus Prize for the Short Story in 1991, and the Mahmud Taymur Prize for the Short Story, awarded by the Supreme Council for Culture, in 1994.
She also received a medal from the Supreme Council for Arts and Humanities for the best short stories on the October War in 1974. She has adapted fifreen of her stories for television and cinema, some of which have been awarded prizes and which represented Egypt in international festiva ls. Many of her works have been translated into English, Russian, Chinese, Dutch, and Swedish.
(From Arab Women Writers A Critical reference Guide by Radwa Ashour & Feryal Ghazoul)