My name is Zainab, I have an MA in Arabic Language, and I am currently working on my PhD in Arabic literature. I’m also a novelist as well as a translator of English novels into Arabic. I write literary criticism for different newspapers in Egypt.  I was very happy to be awarded the Naguib Mahfouz prize in literature, although I’m happiest when teaching Arabic literature to foreigners. I love to see my students’ excitement and eagerness to learn, and am committed to help them explore our literary heritage as well as modern literature in Egypt.