Omer Taher

Omer Taher
Omer Taher is a writer, translator, screenwriter, and former journalist at Al-Ahram Foundation from the Arab Republic of Egypt. He has published several novels and short story collections, the most notable of which are The Industrialism of Egypt: Scenes from the Life of Egypt's Builders in the Modern Era, Kohl and Habahan, which was shortlisted for the Naguib Mahfouz Prize for Literature 2021, After the Children Sleep, The Transportation Book: Personal Stories to Kill Time, Zamalkawi and The History of the Zamalek Fan Club in 100 Years, and Who Taught Abdel Nasser to Smoke Cigarettes? which was published in 2021. Omer was awarded best series soundtrack in 2017 for Younes Silver Boy and best screenplay at the 1999 Arab Television Festival. In addition to Omer's literary works, he has written screenplays for various movies including Fly Away, Unnecessary Day, Captain Masr, and My Aunty Theory, as well as written songs for many famous Arab singers such as Asala, Hamza Namira, Ahmed Adawiya, Ramy Sabr, Mohamed Assaf, and Cairokee.