Ahmed Awny is an Egyptian writer and literary editor who recently relocated to Berlin. In his work, he explores masculinity, heroism, social change, and Egyptian subcultures. His works include a collection of short stories Chronic Anxiety (2010). His debut novel Prizes for Heroes was awarded the Sawiris Foundation Prize for Literature (2020). His new nonfiction book In the Factory of Men, reflecting on his position on his sister's romantic relationships, is set to be published in Arabic in January 2023.
Rana Asfour is a freelance writer, book critic and translator. Her work has appeared in such publications as Madame Magazine, The Guardian UK and The National/UAE. She blogs at BookFabulous.com and is TMR's Book Editor, culling and assigning new titles for review. Rana also chairs the TMR English-language BookGroup, which meets online the last Sunday of every month. She tweets @bookfabulous.