“It’s really up to the reader to decide who is the real Lady.”


In this Hoopoe podcast with Ashraf El-Ashmawi, the award-winning Egyptian author of the intriguing novel The Lady of Zamalek, translated by Peter Daniel (Hoopoe, 2021), tells us about his characters and the various ladies of Zamalek, the historical backdrop of the novel, the structure of the plot and choice of narrative, his writing habits, and his passion for writing.

We thank Peter Daniel for translating El-Ashmawi’s answers during the podcast.

Posted on 25/08/2021 in FICTION General, FICTION Historical, FICTION Literary, FICTION Political, FICTION Psychological


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