Amina Zaydan


Amina Zaydan
(أمينة زيدان) was born in 1966 in Suez. She is a literary editor for the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. Her first novel, Fooling Around n’ Stuff Like That, was published in 2003; her second novel, Red Wine, won the 2007 Naguib Mafouz Medal for Literature, and is now being translated into English.

Her short story
It Happened Secretly was included in the Best Mediterranean Short Stories Collection (1995). She participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State.

(From the University of Iowa, International Writing Program website)

Publications: (Arabic)

  • حدث سرآ - Hadath Sirran (It Happened in Secret) - collected stories
  • هكذا يعبثون- Hakatha ya3bathoun - novel
  • مفتاح الحياه - Mofta7 al-7ayah - novel
  • فدوى - Fawda - collected stories
  • نبيذ أحمر - Nabeeth A7mar - novel

(Translated from Arabic into English)

  • Red Wine - novel

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