Ashraf Khamayisi

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  • Writer
  • Storyteller
  • Editor
Notable work
God's Land of Exile, 2013. Inhiraf Hadd, 2014.

Ashraf Khamayisi is an Egypt storyteller and Novelist, born in Luxor, 1967. He works as an editor for Althaqafa Aljadidah (New Culture) magazine.


Khamayisi has three story collections:

  • Gabrielia, 1995.
  • The Horse is Not Free, 2011.
  • Ahwak, 2015.

And a children’s story collection: Alskatah, 2013. As well as several Novel

  • The Idol,1999.
  • God's Land of Exile, 2013.
  • Inḥirāf ḥādd or Sharp Turning, 2014.
  • Kay akūna insānan ajmal, 2016.
  • Sophia Aaron, 2016.
  • A New Day: Insights into Life and Books, 2016.
  • Darib Altabil, 2017.
  • Riḥlāt Ghayr ‘Ādīyah, a four part series.


He won first prize in a short story competition for writers from all over the Arab world, organised by the newspaper Akhbar al-Adab for his story “The Four Wheels of the Hand-Pushed Cart". His novel " God's Land of Exile " made it to the long list of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2014, while "Sharp Turning" long-listed for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award in 2015.


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