His iconic novel, Bab El Kheroug
), which predicted Egypt post-revolutionary dystopia, was reprinted ten times since its publication in 2012. Two of his previous novels were nominated for the Arabic Booker Prize: Ghurfat Al-Enaya Al-Morrakza
(Intensive Care Unit
) in 2009, and Embrace on Brooklyn Bridge
(2012), released in English in April 2017. Fishere is a former diplomat and worked for the Egyptian Foreign Service and the United Nations missions in the Middle East. He also writes in the general press about social and political conditions in Egypt and the Arab World. He was involved with political groupings militating for a democratic transition in Egypt between 2011 and 2014. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College.
Ezzedine C. Fishere is a graduate of Cairo University (1987) and the École nationale d'administration, Paris (1992). He received his MA in political science from the University of Ottawa (1995), and a PhD in political science from the Université de Montréal (1998).