Joris Luyendijk in Cairo

25-30 January 2019

Joris Luyendijk will travel to Egypt from 25 to 30 January to attend the Cairo International Book Fair. He will celebrate the launching of the Arabic edition of his book, Swimming with Sharks. My journey into the world of the bankers (اللعب مع الكبار, translated by Mohammad Osman Khalifa for Al Arabi Publishing and Distributing). The launching event will include a discussion of the book, signing sessions for readers and press interviews.

Joris Luyendijk (b. 1971) studied political science, history, Arabic and anthropology. He was editor-in-chief of Move Your World Magazine about young people and development cooperation. Between 1998 and 2003 he lived in Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem, working for the newspapers de Volkskrant and NRC Handelsblad as well as for Dutch radio and television. He has published Egypt. A Good Man Sometimes Hits his Wife (1997) and The Corner of the Veil (2001). In Hello Everybody! (Profile, 2010) he examines how journalists and correspondents really work, rather than how they claim to work. In Swimming with Sharks (2015), based on blogs he wrote for The Guardian, Luyendijk provides an anthropological perspective on the financial world. In 2002 he was awarded the Golden Pen, the Dutch prize for journalism, and in 2007 the NS Publieksprijs for Hello Everybody!.