Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Art Discipline: 
United Kingdom
Dates of Residence: 
Mar 6, 2023 to Mar 24, 2023

Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese born author, playwright and award-winning social advocate. A former mechanical engineer, Yassmin has published four books with Penguin Random House, including essay collection Talking About A Revolution and award winning teen novel, Listen Layla. She has been the recipient of residencies and fellowships from the Australia Council, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, Virginia Centre for Creative Arts, RUPERT in Lithuania and GRACIA in Guatemala. In 2020, Yassmin co-wrote the sold-out immersive theatre production at London’s Kensington Palace, United Queendom. She is an alumni of the 2020/21 Soho Theatre Writers Lab and 2021/22 Tamasha Playwright Collective. Her prose and criticism has appeared in The Guardian, TIME, Times Literary Supplement, The New Arab, Australian Review of Books, New York Times and more. In all her work, Yassmin is an advocate for transformative justice and a fairer, safer world for all.