Serag Monier is an Egyptian award-winning novelist, a plastic surgeon, and a lecturer in medical school. He was born in 1977 in a small town in the Nile delta in north Egypt. His home town was once called Buto, the capital of the ancient north Egyptian kingdom 5000 years ago.
Since 2014, he published seven Arabic novels and two English ones which were translations of the Arabic originals. He is inspired by the long time he spent working with trauma and burn victims and by his reading in literature from diverse cultures. His last novel, A New Tale of Al-Andalus, won the Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad Al-Sharqi Creativity Award in February 2020.