Mayada Ibrahim

I’m a literary translator, editor, and writer based in Queens, New York, with roots in Khartoum and London. I work between Arabic and English.

My translations have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and published by Dolce Stil Criollo, 128 Lit, Foundry Editions, and Willows House in South Sudan. I was awarded the 2023 ALTA Travel Fellowship and participated as a judge on the PEN America Translation Award 2021.

I’m the managing editor at Tilted Axis Press, an independent publisher of contemporary literature by the Global Majority, translated into or written in a variety of Englishes. Previously, I was the assistant editor at Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing (BQFP), a publisher of prize-winning fiction from and about the Arabic-speaking world.

I received my B.A. in Comparative Literature from Queen Mary, University of London.

Get in touch: mayada.ibrahim89 [at] gmail [dot] com