Sahar ElMougy (Egypt) is a novelist and academic. She has published two short story collections and three novels: Daria (1999, winner - as an unpublished manuscript - of the 1998 Sharjah Girls' Clubs Prize for Women's Creative Writing), Noon (2007, winner of the 2007 Cavafis Award), and The Musk of the Hill (2017). She teaches English Literature and American Studies at the English Department, the Faculty of Arts, Cairo University. Since 2012, she has been running a creative writing workshop ("Seshat", after the Ancient Egyptian goddess of writing) at the Doum Cultural Foundation. She also facilitates psychodrama workshops and directs the "Doum Storytelling" theatre group, which gave three performances from 2014-17. In 2017, she was on the judging panel for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.