Reem Bassiouney is the author of five highly acclaimed novels in Arabic, all of which have been bestsellers in Egypt. Her second novel, The Pistachio Seller won the best Arabic translated novel award in 2009, and her novel Professor Hanaa, which appeared in Arabic in 2008, won the first prize in the Sawiris literary award, the biggest award in Egypt.
Dr.Reem Bassiouney is an Associate Professor of Arabic linguistics at the Georgetown University. She obtained her M.phil and doctorate from Oxford University in Arabic lingustics. She has taught Arabic language and linguistics at UK and USA universities including, Cambridge, Oxford and Utah as well as the Foreign and Commonwealth office in the UK. She has 14 years of experience of teaching Arabic and linguistics. Her academic books include, Functions of Code-switching in Egypt (2006), Arabic sociolinguistics (2008), Arabic and the media (2010). She has published numerous articles on Arabic lingusitics topics including code-switching, Language and gender, levelling, register, Arabic and advertisements, linguistics and literature and language policies in the Arab world.
- The Pistachio Seller
- Functions of Code-switching in Egypt
- Arabic sociolinguistics
- Arabic and the Media