Walaa Kamal is an Egyptian writer and translator born in the UK in 1984. During his university years at the Faculty of Arts – Department of Media, Ain Shams University, he wrote articles and investigative reports for several well-known newspapers. He studied translation at the American University in Cairo, and then joined the Academy of Cinema Arts and Technology to study film directing and script writing. After graduation, he worked as an assistant director on a number of film and TV programmes.
In 2010, Walaa started writing his first novel Sukoon, which was published in 2017. He translated the book Eurasian Century: One Belt and One Road…The Great Transformation by the American writer F. William Engdahl.
His second novel, Fairytales for Adults – Sayid and the Gang, was published in 2018, followed in 2019 by his most famous book, My Days with Cairokee, an account of his time on the road with the famous Egyptian band.