Sawad Hussain is the winner of the 2019 Arablit Short Story Prize and two English PEN Translates awards. She co-teaches a workshop on translating Arabic comics at UK secondary schools via the collective Shadow Heroes.
Her most recent translation is the Palestinian resistance novella Passage to the Plaza by Sahar Khalifeh (shortlisted for the 2020 Palestine Book Awards). Upcoming translations include Catalogue of a Private Life (a Libyan short story collection by Najwa Bin Shatwan) and Eddo’s Souls (a South Sudanese novel by Stella Gaitano). She is currently curating a feature on Sudanese women’s writing for Words Without Borders.