Fatma El -Maadoul

Writer and Director



  • Criticism
  • Writing Children's Books
  • Writing and Directing for Children's Theater


Work history: 

  • Independent Writer and Director, 2009-Present
  • Director, Department of Cultural Production, Ministry of Culture, 2007-2009
  • Director, Art House for Folk and Performing Arts, Ministry of Culture, 2005-2007


Honorary office and memberships: 

  • Member, National Council for Women
  • Member, Supreme Council of Culture
  • Member, International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)


Productions and works: 

Al-hilm al-wahid (The Only Dream), Nahdat Misr, 2007.


Hayat Radia (Radia's Life), Nahdat Misr, 2007.


Al-nas al-ba'ida (The Faraway People), Nahdat Misr, 2007.




First woman to become director of the Art House for Folk and Performing Arts


First woman to become an undersecretary at the Ministry of Culture



First Prize for Writing, Suzanne Mubarak Awards for Children's Literature, for Wadhifa li-mama (A Job for Mama), 2005


Screenwriting Award, Cairo International Festival for Children's Cinema, for the script for Awlad al-qamr (Children of the Moon), 1999


UNESCO Tolerance Award, for the book Khutut wa dawayir (Lines and Circles), 1999