Sofi AbdAllah ( صوفي عبدالله) was born in al-Fayyum, Egypt, in 1925. She attended English, French, and Italina girls's schools, and was tutored in Arabic at home. She began to write short stories 1942, and won a literary prize in 1947.
She has worked as editor for Dar al-Hilal publishing house in Cairo, and has contributed numerous short stories. articles, and synopses of foreign novels to several of its popular magazines.
She has also edited a column called "Your Problem" for the women's weekly magazine Hawwa.
A prolific writer of fiction, she has published fourteen volumes of short stories, five novels, three books of plays, two critical studies, and many translations from world literature.
She died in 2004.
(From Arab Women Writers An Anthology of Short stories by Dalya Cohen-Mar)