Buthaina Al-Nasiri is a well-known Iraqi short story writer and translator, and has lived in Cairo since 1979. Six of her short story collections have been published in Arabic in Baghdad and Cairo. A selection of works, Final Night, was translated by Denys Johnson-Davies, and published by the American University Press in 2002. The same selection of stories appeared in Italian, Notte Finale, published in 2003 by Baldini Castoldi Dalai editore. Her stories have been translated into French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish and other languages.