Haytham el-Wardany lives and works in Berlin and Cairo. His recent book is Book Of Sleep, published by Alkarma, Cairo 2017. The book is fragmentary reflections on the dialectics of sleep and vigilance in post-revolutionary conditions. He moderated a writing workshop in Berlin in 2018 around the question of writing and disaster with a group of young writers from Syria, Egypt and Palestine. His book How To Disappear appeared in Kayfa Ta (How To) publishing initiative in 2013. The book focuses on the nature of listening, and attempts to explore the potentialities of passive activities. In September/October 2018 he will be in a writing residency in ParaSite Hong Kong, and working on his third short stories collection, which is scheduled to be published end of 2019.