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Sabrina Mahfouz

Sabrina Mahfouz is a British Egyptian playwright, poet and screenwriter. Her poetry has been performed and produced for TV, radio and film. She has an essay in the award-winning The Good Immigrant, has published eight works of drama with Bloomsbury and is the editor of The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write, a 2017 Guardian Book of the Year and currently nominated for The People's Book Prize. Sabrina has won a Sky Arts Academy Award for Poetry, a Westminster Prize for New Playwrights, the 2018 Off West End Award and a Fringe First Award. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and judge for the 2019 Jhalak Prize.
In 2018, Sabrina founded Great Wash Workshops, helping working class writers access UK arts funding. She also co-founded the Critics of Colour Collective to help ensure fairer representation in UK arts criticism. Her next book, Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Art, Life and Making It Happen will be published by The Westbourne Press next summer. Sabrina is also currently writing a biopic of the legendary ‘Godfather of Grime’, rapper and producer Wiley, for Pulse Films. Raised in London and Cairo, she currently lives in London.