Hadeer Elsbai is an Egyptian-American writer and librarian. Born in New York City, she grew up being shuffled between Queens and Cairo. Hadeer studied history at Hunter College and later earned her Master’s degree in library science from Queens College, making her a CUNY alum twice over. She has published short stories in The Dark and Anathema.

Hadeer is represented by DongWon Song of Howard Morhaim Literary.


some random interests:

  • coffee
  • 19th-century cairo
  • victorian england
  • gothic lit (and gothic vibes in general)
  • British crime dramas
  • eldritch abominations
  • cosmic horror
  • cats
  • iced drinks
  • wicca and the occult
  • live theater (esp. natasha, pierre, and the great comet of 1812)
  • geography and cartography
  • vampires
  • the ocean
  • nature

~these are a few of my favorite things~

  • movies: pride & prejudice, tangled, an education, death at a funeral, wild target
  • music: the moulettes, mashrou’ leila, alsarah and the nubatones, florence and the machine, regina spektor, stars, olenka and the autumn lovers, tasseomancy, katzenjammer, pearl and the beard
  • actors: nina dobrev, natalie dormer, lily james, cillian murphy, jasmine cephas jones, jenna coleman, elliot knight, adelaide kane, tom burke, angel coulby, brit marling, elliot cowan, colin morgan, james norton, jessica brown findlay, tom hiddleston