Isabelle Mayault

Isabelle Mayault was selected for the 2021 European Press Prize shortlist with ‘Sisters of Europe.’

Author of the memoir Jours Tranquilles au Caire (Riveneuve, 2015) and co-editor of the travel book Uncommon Cairo, Isabelle Mayault is a French fiction writer and full-time freelance journalist currently based in Geneva, Switzerland. She has worked and lived in Beirut, Cairo, Ouagadougou and Istanbul. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, The Guardian, London Review of Books, Le Monde magazine and La Repubblica among other publications. Her topics of interest include the environment, migration, women’s rights and social movements. In 2018, she earned an International Reporting Fellowship to report from Madagascar. Her first novel, Une longue nuit mexicaine, is dedicated to the story of lost negatives from the Spanish Civil War and will be published in February 2019 by publishing house Gallimard.