Mohammad Rabie is an editor at Al-Karma Publishers and an award-winning Egyptian writer. His first novel, Amber Planet, was released in 2010 and won First Prize in the Emerging Writers category of the Sawiris Cultural Award Competition in 2011. His second novel, Year of the Dragon, was released in 2012. Otared, his third novel, was published in early 2015 to much fanfare and was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2016, popularly referred to as the Arabic Man Booker Prize. In 2016, Otared won the First Prize in the Emerging Writers category of the Sawiris Cultural Award Competition.