Hamdi Abu Golayyel was born in the Fayoum, Egypt, in 1967. He is the author of three short story collections and two novels, the first of which, Thieves in Retirement, was published in English in 2007. A Dog with No Tail was awarded the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature in 2008.
Robin Moger studied Egyptology and Arabic at Oxford, graduating with a first class degree in 2001. He is the translator of Women of Karantina by Nael Eltoukhy (AUC Press, 2014).