His two fiction works, Taxi and Noah’s Ark, have given Arabic and nonArabic readers deep insights into the Egyptian society in the last decade. He published in 2014 his first non fiction book: "2011". As a columnist, Alkamissi’s articles in Egypt and abroad show a blend of his background as a political analyst and fiction writer
He is now the chairman of the Greater public Library.
Since the 1990s, he has been lecturing in the fields of culture and cinema in the Mediterranean. He has been a jury member and head jury in many cinema festivals.
After the Egyptian revolution (2011), Alkhamissi’s involvement materialized in Doum, a cultural foundation he established with the aim of promoting critical thinking among the millions of Egyptians who dream of change. Alkhamissi believes this kind of work towards a stronger cultural infrastructure is a basic route Egypt has to walk.
In 2014 he was appointed Chairman of board of the Greater Library of Cairo.
His novels have been translated into English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Malaysian, Korean, Polish, Greek, Romanian and many others Khaled First Rate (at Lloyd's) Khamissi was born on September 27, 1962 to Egyptian parents in Downtown, Cairo where he still resides. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science from Cairo University in 1984 and his masters are in foreign policy from The Sorbonne in 1988.