Sabrina Mahfouz

Sabrina Mahfouz

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Sabrina Mahfouz is a writer and performer, raised in London and Cairo. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL) and resident writer at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Her most recent theatre show was A History of Water in the Middle East (Royal Court, 2019) and her most recent publications as editor include Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making it Happen (Saqi, 2019) and Poems From a Green and Blue Planet (Hachette, 2019). Sabrina’s published and produced theatre work includes Chef, a Fringe First Award winner; Dry Ice, for which she was nominated in The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence; With a Little Bit of Luck, which won Best Drama Production in the BBC Radio & Music Awards 2019; Clean, a Herald Angel Award winner which transferred to New York and she recently adapted Malorie Blackman’s celebrated YA novel Noughts & Crosses for Pilot Theatre. She also writes for children and her play Zeraffa Giraffa (based on the book by Diane Hofmeyr and Jane Ray) won a 2018 Off West End Award. Her poetry collection, How You Might Know Me, was a 2017 Guardian Best Summer Read and she was an essay contributor to the award-winning anthology The Good Immigrant (2016, Unbound). Sabrina is the editor of The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write, a 2017 Guardian Book of the Year, a London's Big Read finalist and selected by Emma Watson for her feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf. She's a regular on BBC Radio 4 recently presenting Word of Mouth, Poetry Please and writing fiction for Short Works.
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