Tagreid Hassabo is a writer and translator of fiction. Before she relocated to the United States, she lived in Egypt, the Sudan, the United Kingdom, and Greece. In New York she attended the Columbia University MFA program. She spent many years working and travelling as an international development expert on the Middle East and North Africa. She currently lives in Columbia, Maryland and is devoted to writing fiction full time. Her work has appeared in Kolliope, a Journal of Women’s Literature & Art and was a finalist for the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers. Her translations include a novel by Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz.