Awards, Grants, and Residencies
(2023) – Finalist for the Disquiet International Prize.
(2023) – Shortlisted for the CRAFT Nonfiction Award.
(2023) – Grant for non-German literature from the Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.
(2021) – Research grant from the Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.
(2019) – 8-month writing fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart, Germany).
(2016) – Artist’s grant from Mophradat association (Brussels, Belgium) to support the writing of her first book.
(2015) – Memoir Writing residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts (Alberta, Canada).
(2014) – Advanced Nonfiction Seminar at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP).
(2013) – Creative collaboration (writing and visual arts) with Basim Magdy, the winner of The Abraaj Group Art Prize. The resulting digital publication, Garden and Spring, was on display online and at Art Dubai 2014.
(2012) – Residency at Art OMI (upstate New York).
(2012) – Artist’s grant from the British Council in Cairo (Egypt).
(2011) – Won the Harvill Secker Young Translator’s Prize (Vintage Books, London).
(2011) – Crossing Border festival of literature and music in Holland and Belgium.
(2009-2010) – Finalist for the Sea of Words Euro-Mediterranean Award.