Muna al-Sheemi is an Egyptian writer, born in 1968. She obtained a B.A. in Egyptian Archaeology from Cairo University in 1990, and has since worked as a history teacher. She has published a number of articles and short stories in Egyptian and Arab magazines and newspapers such as Al-Watan and Akhbar al-Adab and the Kuwaiti magazine, Al-Arabi. She is the author of three collections of short stories and five novels, which have won several prizes. These include the Egyptian General Authority for Cultural Palaces Prize in 2004 for her novel A Colour Runaway from the Rainbow (2003) and the Story Club Prize of 2004 for her novel The Weightier Scale (2008). In 2014, she won a BBC radio prize for her short story Jangling of the Bracelets.