R. Neil Hewison
R. Neil Hewison was born and educated in England, and he spent three years with Voluntary Service Overseas teaching English in Fayoum, Egypt, followed by four years teaching English at an International House school in Cairo. He joined the American University in Cairo Press in 1986, where he served as associate director for editorial programs from 2004 until his retirement in 2017. He is the author of The Fayoum: History and Guide and the translator of two Arabic novels, City of Love and Ashes by Yusuf Idris and Wedding Night by Yusuf Abu Rayya. He lives in Fayoum and Cairo.