MOHAMED TONSY is a queer Egyptian writer and ceramicist. Read how his writing and pottery crafts intersect in this interview in Craft Scotland. Formerly an architect and triathlete representing the Egyptian Triathlon Federation, he completed a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. His writing has appeared in Epoch Press's 'Transitions' issue, e.i.i.i zine's 'Navel' issue, Mizna's 'Experimental' issue, and is forthcoming in Mizna's Summer 2022 issue. He was shortlisted for MFest's 2021 Short Story Competition. His debut novel, You Must Believe in Spring, will be published by Hajar Press, September 2022.

You Must Believe in Spring is a literary bildungsroman following a swimmer and Sufi, Shahed, over 3 days in near-future Cairo, and considering through his surreal journey the far-reaching legacy of the 2011 Revolution, and how the stories we tell of that past shape the coming generations and their revolts.

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