Muhammad Aladdin is a noted Egyptian novelist and was born in Cairo in 1979. He was chosen as one of the most important Egyptian writers in the new millennium by the Egyptian weekly Akhbar Al-Adab (News of Literature) in 2011, and as one of the “Six Egyptian writers you don’t know but you should“ by The Millions. He has written several novels and collections of fiction; among the noted work his first novel The Gospel According to Adam, The Idol, A Well-trained Stray, Season of Migration to Arkadia (The 2017’s Sawiris Prize), and his latest Al Al’araaf. He has contributed to several publications like the Lebanese An Nahar and MTV’s Rebel Music. He lives in between Cairo and Berlin dedicating his full time for writing. He was kidnapped by Sisi’s regime in 2019 for political reasons and has been released after 8 days without facing any charges.