Noor Naga is an Alexandrian writer who received her BA in English literature and religion from the University of Toronto, where she also received an MA in creative writing. Her research interests include creative writing pedagogy, postcolonial studies and global anglophone literature. She is a winner of the 2017 Bronwen Wallace Award, the 2019 Disquiet Fiction Prize, and the 2019 Graywolf Press Africa Prize. Her creative work has been published in Granta, The Walrus, The Common, The Sultan’s Seal, and more. Her debut book of poetry Washes, Prays is forthcoming in spring 2020 from McClelland and Stewart of Penguin Random House Canada. Her debut novel American Girl and Boy from Shobrakheit is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in fall 2021.