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. Her first novel, THE DAUGHTERS OF IZDIHAR, is forthcoming from Harper Voyager in 2023.

Hadeer is represented by DongWon Song of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.