SOUEIF, Ahdaf. Egyptian, b. 1950. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Novels. Career: Fiction writer. Lecturer at colleges and universities. Publications: Aisha (short stories), 1983; In the Eye of the Sun, 1992; Sandpiper, 1996. Contributor of critical essays and reviews to newspapers. Address: c/o Bloomsbury Publishing, 2 Soho Square, London W1V 5DE, England.