Born in Cairo, Aya studied English literature at Cairo University and screen translation at the American University in Cairo. She participated in translation workshops in France and Morocco and was an artist-in-residence in Morocco and New York with a number of artists to collaborate in a poetry-dance project entitled The Imperfect Dance. She is currently pursuing an MA degree in audiovisual translation.
Exercises to Develop Insomnia Skills — poetry collection in Arabic by Kotob Khan
Arabic translation of Lydia Davis’s story collection Varieties of Disturbance — by Egyptian Book Organization
Poems appear in The Denver Quarterly