Celebrating a Great Egyptian Writer

This year marks the centenary of the birth of the great Egyptian writer and Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, who was born in the crowded Cairo district of Gamaliya.

He wrote nearly 40 novel-length works, plus hundreds of short stories and numerous screenplays. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1988.

In the past 25 years, the AUC Press has published English translations of all Mahfouz’s novels, including his world classic Cairo Trilogy, many of his short stories and other writings, and 600 foreign language editions.

Over at AUC Press there is an interview with his youngest daughter, Faten Mahfouz, who speaks about her father, his writing, and his legacy. AUC Press, which has been providing English translations of Mahfouz’s writing since 1978, celebrates this important milestone year.

Read full article @ AUC Press



~ by eneryvibes on 1,July 28, 2011.

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