March 10th The Human Library A-Z of Employability @ Al Maktoum College, Dundee
March 3rd, Public Lecture @The University of the West of England
February 27th <a href=”http://barelitfestival.com/events/2016/2/26/what-does-liberation-in-literature-look-like” target=”_blank”> What Does Liberation in Literature Look Like </a>Bare Lit Festival @ The Free Word Centre, London
January 31st to February 10th Creative Writing Workshop at Ahfad University, Umdurman.
August 13th UK Publication of The Kindness of Enemies
August 18th Launch Event at Waterstones Aberdeen
August 21st The Edinburgh International Book Festival
August 26th The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
September 12th The Berlin International Festival of Literature
September 26th Small Wonder – The Short Story Festival
April 5th – 19th Caine Prize Workshop in Elmina, Ghana
March 19th Conference at the University of Palermo
February 17-20th El Tayib Salih Award, Khartoum
February 3rd Reading and Q&A at the University of Edinburgh
Lyrics Alley is among the Guardian’s choice for the Three Best Books on Sudan.
The New York Times – Saturday Profile
Back to the First Caine Prize - Exclusive Interview
March 7th International Women’s Day Conference- Home and Belonging @ The University of Edinburgh
Listen to the Podcast – Muslim Logic in Fictional Narratives – a recent talk given at the Al-Waleed Centre
Top Authors Who Matter – Jo Lee Magazine’s Choice
Arabic Translation of my short story “Missing Out” in AlDoha Magazine
Nov 2nd – New play “The Insider” on BBC Radio 3 to celebrate the centenary of Albert Camus.
Nov. 8th Sharjah International Book Fair ”Interview with the Author” chaired by Dr. Lily Mabura
Nov. 27th Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh, a talk on “Muslim Logic in Fictional Narratives”
Short Film Leila visits her old school in Khartoum.
The Translator in the Guardian’s Top Ten Romeo and Juliet Stories
Lyrics Alley in the Observer’s Ten Best Contemporary African Books
The Aromatherapist’s Husband – a new short story.
Minaret is published in Arabic under the title ‘A Minaret in Regent’s Park’
Minaret is one of 25 books chosen for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf – a project that will involve US libraries with the aim of familiarizing the American public with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world.
On Divided Wives – A podcast with the BBC World Service
April 19-21 Festival of Faith & Writing, Calvin College
May 4, The Role of Literature in a Time of Cultural Change, Symposium at Dalarna University, Falun
August 26th @ The Edinburgh Book Festival - Event chaired by Dame Jenni Murray to announce the Scottish Book of the Year!
Leila writes on the Women in Lyrics Alley
Leila’s Notes on Clothes