Fatma Naoot (1964 - فاطمة ناعوت) is an Egyptian poet, journalist, translator, and architect. She was born in Cairo, September 18, 1964. After her graduation in 1987 as an architect, at Faculty of engineering, Ein Shams University-Cairo, she worked in her field at (Sabour Consultants) for ten years, then she left her job deciding to devote all her time for literature.
She is considered one of the most remarkable voices in Arabic poetry. She works as a journalist and architect. Born in Cairo in 1964, she graduated in 1987 from the faculty of Engineering at Ein Shams University, Cairo. She has published 16 books to date: six poetry collections, seven translated anthologies from English into Arabic, and three books of criticism. She has translated into Arabic the novels and stories of Virginia Woolf, John Ravenscroft, Chimamanda Nagozi Adichie and dozens of British and American contemporary poets.
She writes four constant weekly columns for newspapers in Egypt and the Middle East. She won the first prize of the "Arabic Poetry 2006" competition in Hong Kong for her fifth poetry collection, A Bottle of Glue, a Chinese/English edition (Nadwah Press, 2007). She has represented Egypt at several international festivals and conferences in Europe, Latin American and the Middle East. Her poetry has been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Chinese, Persian and Kurdish.
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