Nasser Iraq is an Egyptian novelist and writer, born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1961. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Zamalek, Cairo, in 1984, and currently works as editor-in-chief of the Arabic Letters magazine, published by the Cultural and Scientific Association in Dubai. He has published twelve novels, including The Unemployed (2011), IPAF-shortlisted in 2012, and Al-Uzbakeya (2015) which won the Katara Prize for the Arabic Novel in 2016 and was translated into English and French. His novel Women of Cairo/Dubai (2014) was shortlisted for the inaugural I See My Novel competition organised by the Abu Dhabi Media Company in 2018. In 2002, he co-founded the Dubai Al-Thaqafiya magazine, and was its editor-in-chief for eight years. He has also published several books on film and plastic arts.