Omar Robert Hamilton is an author and film-maker.

A contributor to the Guardian, the London Review of Books and Egypt’s Mada Masr, he was a founding member of the Mosireen Collective, an activist media group that worked to document the Egyptian uprising from the street level, making dozens of short documentaries that were viewed millions of times.

His first novel, The City Always Wins, drew from these experiences and was published by Faber & Faber in 2017.

Over the last five years he has spent time in various points on the migration path through Europe, volunteering and translating and writing in for n+1 and Guernica.

He is a co-founder of the Palestine Festival of Literature, an annual festival that takes place in cities across Palestine.

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