News….

March 17th Aye Write! Literature Festival, Glasgow

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

50 Books by African Women that Everyone Should Read

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.

Q & A with VirginBooks

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

Oct 9th The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival

Leila’s blog on winning the Fiction Award. Vote here for Lyrics Alley!

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

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