Naguib Mahfouz was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature, along with Taha Hussein, to explore themes of existentialism. He published 34 novels, over 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, hundreds of op-ed columns for Egyptian newspapers, and five plays over a 70-year career. Many of his works have been made into Egyptian and foreign films.
|Native name:||نجيب محفوظ عبد العزيز إبراهيم أحمد الباشا|
|Born:||Naguib Mahfouz Abdul Aziz Ibrahim Ahmed Pasha, December 11, 1911, Gamalya, Cairo, Egypt|
|Died:||August 30, 2006, Agouza, Giza Governorate, Egypt|
|Occupation:||Novelist, writer, screenwriter|
|Language:||Arabic, Egyptian Arabic|
|Alma mater:||Cairo University|
|Genre:||Novel, Short story|
|Subject:||The Egyptian hara|
|Literary movement:||Literary realism|
|Notable works:||The Cairo Trilogy, Children of Gebelawi, The Harafish|
|Notable awards:||Nobel Prize for Literature (1988)|
|Children:||Fatima, Umm Kalthum|
|IMDb:||Naguib Mahfouz’s IMDb|
About Naguib Mahfouz
The author of The Cairo Trilogy, he was the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Literature and is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature. His numerous literary works include The Honeymoon, The Harafish, and Arabian Nights and Days.
He earned a degree in philosophy from the University of Cairo in 1934. Many of his first literary works were set in Cairo.
He authored over 350 short stories and 30 novels in his 70 years as a writer.
He had two daughters: Fatima and Umm Kalthum. He married Atiya Mahfouz when he was in his early forties.
He became a Nobel laureate in Literature two years before Octavio Paz received the same honor.
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