The well-known „new generation“ poet and short story writer was born in Cairo in 1958. She also co-edits a journal of literary criticism that is called “Fosoul” (chapters). She has got a master’s degree for a thesis about „Intertextuality“ in the seventies poetry, and a Ph.D. thesis on Khalil Gubran’s prose. She’s a member of the poetry committee of the „Supreme Council of Culture“. She currently works as a professor of Modern literary criticism at the University of Helwan. Fatma Kandil represented Egypt internationally in a number of poetry festivals, and her works had been translated into English, French, German, Spanish.