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Famous Novelists from Egypt

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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: age 65
    • 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: age 41
    • 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: age 58
    • Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
    • Profession: Novelist, Author
    • Credits: The Yacoubian Building
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    Gamal Al-Ghitani

    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: age 70
    • Birthplace: Sohag Governorate, North Africa, Egypt, Suhaj, Africa
    • Profession: Novelist, Writer
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    Julian Fellowes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Novelists from Egypt
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    Julian Alexander Kitchener-Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford DL, known professionally as Julian Fellowes, is an English actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter, as well as a Conservative member of the House of Lords.more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Greater Cairo, North Africa, Egypt, Cairo, Cairo Governorate, + more
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Downton Abbey, Tomorrow Never Dies, Gosford Park, The Tourist, Two Brothers, + more
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    Muhammad Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Novelists from Egypt
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    Muhammad Aladdin, also known as Alaa Eddin is an Egyptian novelist, short story writer, and script writer. His first collection of short stories was published in 2003, and he is the author of five novels—The Gospel According to Adam, The Twenty-Second Day, The Idol, The Foot, and A Well-Trained ...more

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    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 2, Middle East, Egypt, Arab world
    • Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer
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    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 Tawfiq el-Hakim, to explore themes of existentialism. He published 34 novels, over 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 95 (1911-2006)
    • Birthplace: Greater Cairo, North Africa, Egypt, Cairo, Cairo Governorate, + more
    • Profession: Novelist, Author, Essayist, Civil servant, Writer
    • Credits: The Alley of Miracles, The Beginning and the End, Al-Tareeq al-Masdood, Salladin the Victorious, Bidaya wa Nihaya, + more
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    Tawfiq al-Hakim or Tawfik el-Hakim was a prominent Egyptian writer. He is one of the pioneers of the Arabic novel and drama. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt, the son of an Egyptian wealthy judge and a Turkish mother. The triumphs and failures that are represented by the reception of his enormous output ...more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1898-1987)
    • Birthplace: Alexandria, North Africa, Egypt, Alexandria Governorate, Africa
    • Profession: Novelist, Writer
    • Credits: The Message
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