Thursday, August 31, 2006

Naguib Mahfouz dies (
Not an Egyptology item, but something that I think many people will be sad to read: "Let me pay a tribute to Egypt's Nobel Prize-winning writer Naguib Mahfouz who died today at the age of 94, following a long battle against illness.Mahfouz, born in the Gamaliya quarter of Cairo in 1911, began writing at the age of 17. In his novels he gave the most vivid portrayal of life in the beautiful country, Egypt, and ancient Cairo."
See the above page for the rest of this tribute.

Also see:,8599,1484042,00.html

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Andie,
Thanks for your report of this man's death. His novel Palace Walk was wonderful reading.
I am sorry not to have read more of his work.
Martha Ann Cullom
Houston, Texas