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Sabrina Mahfouz is a writer and performer, raised in London and Cairo.


She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL) and resident writer at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.


Her most recent theatre show was A History of Water in the Middle East (Royal Court) and her most recent publications as editor include Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making it Happen (Saqi) and Poems From a Green and Blue Planet (Hachette Children's).


Sabrina’s published and produced theatre work includes Chef, a Fringe First Award winner; Dry Ice, for which she was nominated in The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence; With a Little Bit of Luck, which won Best Drama Production in the BBC Radio & Music Awards 2019; Clean, a Herald Angel Award winner which transferred to New York and she recently adapted Malorie Blackman’s celebrated YA novel Noughts & Crosses for Pilot Theatre.


She also writes for children and her play Zeraffa Giraffa (based on the book by Diane Hofmeyr and Jane Ray, for Omnibus Theatre and Little Angel Theatre) won a 2018 Off West End Award.


Her poetry collection, How You Might Know Me (Out-Spoken Press), was a 2017 Guardian Best Summer Read and she was an essay contributor to the award-winning anthology The Good Immigrant (Unbound).


Sabrina is the editor of The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write (Saqi), a 2017 Guardian Book of the Year, a London's Big Read finalist and selected by Emma Watson for her feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf.


She's a regular on BBC Radio 4 recently presenting Word of Mouth, Poetry Please and writing fiction for Short Works.