سيرة ذاتية موجزة Short Biography
Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (1963)
Egyptian poet & novelist.
Editor, Al-Arabi magazine, Kuwait. Editor-in-Chief, The AsiaN, Arabic, Korea. Acting President of AJA.
Since 1989, when he got his first book of poetry published, Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Dali) has been keen to introduce himself as a man of words. He wrote in many fields of literature; focusing on his own message of bridging between human cultures and civilizations.
Some of his literary works are translated into Spanish, Russian, Korean, Turkish, Italian, and Persian. He has been publishing his travels to more than 30 countries in Al-Arabi magazine, and other cultural periodicals. He participated in cultural international conferences held in Egypt, Syria, Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Costa Rica and The Republic of Korea.
He introduced some figures of literature from South Korea, Russia and India to the Arab readers, and his most recently translations were two volumes of Korean poetry; One Thousand & One Lives, An Anthology of Selected Poems Written by the Korean Poet Ko Un), and Qeddison Youhalleqo Baaidan (The Far-off Saint), Translated Poems Written by the Korean Poet Cho O-hyun. Since March 2009, he has been writing weekly adventures to introduce the Asian Silk Road cities and civilizations for Arab kids.
Books Published in Arabic
- 1. Washwashat Al Bahr, (the Whisper of the Sea), Poetry, Cairo, 1989.
- 2. Al Asdaf, (the Shells), Poetry, Cairo, 1996.
- 3. Zakirat Al Samt, (the memory of silence), Poetry, Beirut, 2000.
- 4. Fawqa Sirat Al Mawt , (On the Passage of Death), Poetry, Cairo, 2001.
- 5. Zakirat Al Farashat, (the memory of Butterflies), Poetry, Cairo, 2005.
- 6. Samawes, (Novel), Cairo, 2008
- 7. Hadiqa Khalfeyya (A Backyard Garden), (Novel), Cairo, 2011
- 8. (31), (Novel), Cairo, 2011
Criticism and Biographies
- 9. Sirat Al Lawn, (the Story of Color), Art Criticism, Cairo, 2003.
10. Muzakkrat Musafer, The Memories of a Traveler, Biography on Al-Sheikh Mustafa Abdul Razik travels to France, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2004.
11. Al Shiekh Mustafa AbdulRaziq Musaferan wa Muqiman,( (Al Azhar Sheikh Travels and Memories at home ), Travels, Cairo, 2006.
12. The Story of an Artist Who Lived 5000 Years, History of Art for Children, Cairo 2006.
13. The Arab World Kids, Poems for Children, Kuwait, 2006.
14. Sirat Musafer (A Traveler tale), Travels, Cairo, 2008
15. Abath al Shabab (The Joy of the Youth), Bayrem Al-Tunsi papers in Tunisia, Alexandria Bibliotheca, 2008
16. The Arab Travelers (Rahhalatol Arab), for children, Kuwait, 2009
17. The Sea Post Fish Poetic story for Children, Kuwait, 2011.
18. Shurali (The Carpenter and the Evil of the Forest), a folk tale by the Tatar poet Abdullah Tukay, for Children, Kuwait, 2011
19. The Sheep and the Goat , a folk tale by the Tatar poet Abdullah Tukay, for Children, Kuwait, 2013
20. Non Anniswa Nahrol-Fan, Feminine N, River of Art, Biography, Dar Al-Hilal, Cairo 2013
21. The Silk Road (A Cultural Pictorial Encyclopedia) Alexandria Bibliotheca, 2013
22. Korean Folk Tales, for Children, Al-Arabi Books, Kuwait, 2008
23. I and Surrealism, Salvador Dali,(Biography), Dubai Thaqafeyya magazine, UAE, 2010
24. One Thousand & One Lives, An Anthology of Selected Poems Written by the Korean Poet Ko Un), Dubai Thaqafeyya magazine, UAE, 2012
25. Qeddison Youhalleqo Baaidan (The Far-off Saint), Translated Poems Written by the Korean Poet Cho O-hyun, Bait-Alghasham, Muscat, Oman, 2013
Books Published in other languages
26. Shamawes, (Novel), (Korean), Seoul, South Korea, 2008
27. Una calle en el Cairo, (A street in Cairo), Poetry, (Spanish), Costa Rica, 2010.
28. Anthology, Poetry, (Turkish), Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.
29. The Memory of Silence, Poetry, (English), Cairo, 2013
30. The memory of Butterflies , Poetry, (Persian), Tehran, 2013
The Other TV program
Interviews with more than 80 figures from almost 50 countries (So far), to introduce world cultures and civilizations for Arab audience.
Work Career Posts:
- The AsiaN, Arabic version, Editor-in-chief, since 2012.
- Al Arabi magazine, Managing Editor, Kuwait, since 2002.
- Reuters, cultural editor, Cairo, 2001 – 2002.
- Adab wa Naqd (Literature & Criticism) magazine, editor and art director, Cairo, 2001 – 2002
- Nizwa magazine, editor and art director, Oman, 1998 – 2001
- Arabian Advertising Agency, editor and art director, Oman, 1992 – 1998
- Al Manar Magazine, editor, Cairo, 1990 – 1991.
Email and Websites
www.ashrafdali.com / facebook: facebook.com/ashraf.dali1 /Twitter: @AshrafDali