Prestigious Award for Alaa al-Aswany

Novelist Alaa al-Aswany receives top prestigious French award for his works

French ambassador to Egypt André Parant awarded on Monday the Egyptian novelist Alaa al-Aswany the “Médaille de chevalier des Arts et Lettres” (the knight medal of Arts and Literature), which is considered one of the highest decorations in the French Republic, given to world writers who have influenced the French people with their work and whose work is considered an addition to the global culture.

Parant listed the reasons for awarding Aswany the medal, stressing that he is now the most famous and capable Arab writer who affects world literature. Publishers, writers, musicians, journalists and a wide range of intellectuals attended the party on Monday.

Read further @ Egypt Independent

~ by eneryvibes on 1,March 8, 2017.

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