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List of notable or famous novelists from Egypt, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Egypt and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Egypt. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Egyptian novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Egypt is included when available.

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This historic novelists from Egypt list can help answer the questions "Who are some Egyptian novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Egypt?" These prominent novelists of Egypt may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Egyptian novelists.

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Ahdaf Soueif is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Novelists from Egypt
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Ahdaf Soueif is an Egyptian novelist and political and cultural commentator. ...more

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Age: 67

Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer

Credits: Maydoum

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Ahmed Alaidy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Novelists from Egypt
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Ahmed Alaidy, أحمد العايدي, is an Egyptian novelist, born on December 24, 1974. He is the author of the novel Being Abbas El Abd, أن تكون عباس العبد. He studied marketing at Cairo University, and has worked as a scriptwriter on quiz shows and for the cinema, and as a writer of satirical stories for ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Profession: Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer

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Alaa Al Aswany is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Novelists from Egypt
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Alaa Al-Aswany is an Egyptian writer, and a founding member of the political movement Kefaya. ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

Profession: Novelist, Author

Credits: The Yacoubian Building

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Gamal Al-Ghitani is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Novelists from Egypt
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Gamal el-Ghitani, is an Egyptian author of historical and political novels and cultural and political commentaries and was the editor-in-chief of the literary periodical Akhbar Al-Adab till 2011. ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: Suhaj, Egypt

Profession: Novelist, Writer

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