About the Author

A classicist, linguist, poet, and translator of ancient Egyptian mythology and contemporary Arabic poetry, Susan Brind Morrow is the author of two collections of nonfiction. Her first book, The Names of Things (Riverhead Press, 1997), chronicles her search for the birth of language in the expansive deserts of Egypt and Sudan.

The Dawning Moon of the Mind

Susan Brind Morrow’s latest book will be released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in December 2015.  The Dawning Moon of the Mind has been described as “a stunning and original interpretation of an ancient system of poetic, religious, and philosophical thought.” The book examines the impact of the Pyramid Texts, some of the world’s