Ahmed Al-Mahdi

Ahmed Al-Mahdi is an Egyptian author, translator and literary critic; specialized in Fantasy, Science Fiction and Children’s Literature. He has five published novels to date, a young-adults fantasy “Reem” and a post-apocalyptic SF novel “Malaaz: The City of Resurrection”, both with Alkanzy publishers in Egypt. The Black Winter (prequel to Malaaz) with Amnah publishers in Jordan. A fantasy novel The Greek Papyrus: The Envoy of Morpheus with Sama publishers in Egypt, The Marooned Mirror (YA/Children Fantasy) by Al-Basha’er Publisher. He has also published a children story “The Brave Rabbit” with Asala publishers in Lebanon, and many children’s short stories in children’s monthly magazines. He has translated many short stories, graphic novels, and novels, like “The Great God Pan” by Arthur Machen, “The Wendigo” by Algernon Blackwood, Gods of Pegana by Lord Dunsany, and various other works. He has also written many critical articles on various websites, like “Al Mayadeen”, “Noon Post” and “Comics Gate”. His ambition is to reach out to publishers abroad and translate his original works from Arabic to English and bring Arab fantasy and SF to an international audience.

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