Ezzedine C. Fishere

Fishere is an Egyptian writer, ex-diplomat, and scholar. He has authored numerous novels in Arabic that primarily focus on the social and political deterioration in Egypt.

Two of his works received nominations for the Arabic Booker Prize in 2008 and 2011, and two others were adapted into a Pan-Arab television series.

His book “Embrace at Brooklyn Bridge,” which delves into the themes of identity formation and change, was translated into English in 2017 and Italian in 2019.

“The Egyptian Assassin” came out in English in 2019, and “All that Nonsense” was published in French in 2021 under the title “Toutes ces foutaises.” With diplomatic stints in the Egyptian Foreign Service and UN missions across the Middle East and East Africa, Fishere transitioned from diplomacy to concentrate on writing in 2007.

Between 2008 and 2016, he served as a faculty member in the Political Science department at the American University in Cairo. During the Tahrir Uprising in 2011, he became actively involved in Egyptian politics, collaborating with liberal, pro-democracy factions and candidates.

In 2016, he relocated to the United States to teach at Dartmouth College, where he remains to this day. Since 2020, Fishere has been contributing political analysis as a columnist for the Washington Post.

Books Written by Ezzedine C. Fishere