Nawal El Saadawi
Nawal El Saadawi is a world-renowned writer. She is a novelist, a psychiatrist, and the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction. She writes in Arabic and lives in Egypt. Her novels and her books on the situation of women have had a deep effect on successive generations of young women and men over the last five decades. Nawal El Saadawi has been awarded several national and international literary prizes, lectured in many universities, and participated in many international and national conferences. In May 2009, in New York, she presented the Arthur Miller Lecture at the PEN World Voices International Literary Festival. Her works have been translated into more than thirty languages all over the world, and some of them are taught in a number of universities in different countries.