Born in Khartoum/Sudan in 1981.
Fatin Abbas gained her BA in English from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge/UK (2003), her PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard University, Cambridge/USA (2011), and her MA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Hunter College, New York/USA (2013). Her fiction has appeared in Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on Arrival, The Warwick Review and Friction, and her essays and journalism have appeared in publications including Le Monde Diplomatique, Die Zeit, The Nation and Africa is Country. Her first novel, The Interventionists, will be released by W. W. Norton & Co shortly.
She has been a writer-in-residence at the Jan Michalski Foundation in Montricher/Switzerland, an artist-in-residence at the Austrian Federal Chancellery/KulturKontakt in Vienna/Austria and a writer-in-residence at the Maison Baldwin, Saint-Paul-de-Vence/France, as well as a writing scholar at the Miles Morland Foundation, London/UK. She currently holds the post of guest lecturer in comparative literature at Bard College Berlin, in Berlin/Germany, and is a future visiting assistant professor of writing at the Pratt Institute in New York (2020).