Cairo: September 2014 | Wiam El-Tamami | Granta Magazine

Cairo: September 2014

Wiam El-Tamami

‘Over the past few months, the government has been ad-libbing the time.’

Wiam El-Tamami

Wiam El-Tamami writes, translates, edits, cooks, and wanders. She’s been nomadic for the past nineteen years, spending time in many places across the Middle East, Europe, Southeast Asia, and North America. Her writing and translation work has been published in Granta, Freeman’s, Social Movement Studies, Jadaliyya, Banipal, Ploughshares Solos and CRAFT (forthcoming), as well as several anthologies, including Translating Dissent, The Uncanny Reader, and Road Stories. She won the 2011 Harvill Secker Translation Prize and was a finalist for the 2023 DISQUIET Prize. She has just finished her first book of literary nonfiction, is currently exploring life in alternative rural communities around Europe, and is sometimes based in Berlin.

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