Mohamed Hassan is an award-winning poet, journalist, podcaster and producer from Auckland and Cairo. He is the author of the anthology National Anthem (Dead Bird Books, 2020), which was shortlisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards in 2020, and was the 2015 NZ National Slam Champion. His poems have been shared widely online, and are taught in hundreds of schools internationally. He has toured his work across New Zealand, Australia, the US and UK, at TEDx and at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, and he represented NZ at the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2016. Hassan was nominated for an Online Media Award in 2018 for his work covering the Israel/Palestine conflict, and his RNZ podcast Public Enemy was awarded the Gold Trophy at the 2017 New York Festivals Radio Awards.