Ikbal Baraka (1942- ), (اقبال بركة) Egyptian journalist and novelist. She received a B.A. in English from Alexandria University, as well as a BA in Arabic. She has worked in public relations for Philips, as a simultaneous interpreter, for an English-language school in Kuwait, and as an announcer in English-language radio.
She was an editor at Sabah al-khayr and in June 1993 became editor in chief at Hawwa', where she still works. She is a member of the Journalists' Syndicate, the Writers' Union, and the Association of Women Writers. She also founded the Association of Egyptian Women Filmmakers and has written many works for the big and small screens.
Her novels have been translated into Japanese, Chinese, English, and French. She published the non-fiction work, Hiwar hawl qadaya Islamiya (A Conversation on Islamic Issues).
(From Arab Women Writers A Critical reference Guide by Radwa Ashour & Feryal Ghazoul)