Biography:


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)


Publications: (Arabic)

  • Sijn ai-maiika (The Queen's Prison, short stories). Cairo: General Egyptian Book Organization, 1960.
  • Satr maghiut (A Mistake in the Knitting, short story anthology). Cairo: General Egyptian Book Organization, 1971.
  • Ahlam ai-'umr kullih (An Entire Life's Dreams, short stories). Cairo: Dar alHilal, 1976.
  • ailHubb abadan ia yamut (Love Never Dies, short stories). Cairo: Dar alHilal, 1981.
  • Aqwa min ai-hubb (Stronger Than Love, short stories). Cairo: Akhbar al-Yawm Foundation, 1982.
  • Lahn min ai-sama' (A Melody from the Heavens, short stories). Cairo: General Egyptian Book Organization, 1987.
  • Mamnu' dukhui ai-zawjat (No Entry for Wives, short stories). Cairo: Akhbar al-Yawm Foundation, 1988.
  • Dayfat ai-fajr (A Dawn Guest, short stories). Cairo: General Egyptian Book Organization, 1992.
  • Basmat shifah (Lip Print, novel). Cairo: Akhbar al-Yawm Foundation, 1998.
  • Qabi ai-hubb ahyanan (Before Love Sometimes, short stories). Cairo: Dar alQiba', 1998.

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