Mariam Abdel-Razek is a British-Egyptian writer and critic based in London. She is excited and fascinated by many and varied things, including but not limited to the acts of eating and drinking, jazz music, etymology, cassette tapes, video games, and the fascimiles of Emily Dickinson. She cares about ephemera, the daily rhythms of life like going to the bagel shop and ordering the same coffee from the man by her tube station, and writing work that is funny and interesting.
Mariam has recently been published in Eaten, Varsity, and in association with the Foundling Museum, London. Her writing for the stage has been performed in London's off-West End, Cambridge, and Edinburgh, and in 2020 she won the John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan Poetry Prize. Prior to studying at the Royal College of Art, Mariam graduated with a First Class Hons. BA in English from the University of Cambridge. There, she was a member of the Cambridge Footlights and mentored by the Man Booker-nominated and Women's Prize-winning author Ali Smith.
Alongside her writing, she also designs and facilitates scripted programmes in the unlikely field of corporate theatre, with clients including Netflix, Deutsche Bank, and Visa. Her first love is drama, and she has worked as a writer and director on theatre access projects across the UK, Europe, India, and Nepal.