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Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib MahfouzBorn: 11-Dec-1911
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: 30-Aug-2006
Location of death: Cairo, Egypt
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Occupation: Author

Nationality: Egypt
Executive summary: The Cairo Trilogy

Arab novelist who wrote both in English and Arabic. Recipient of the 1988 Nobel prize for literature, the first Arabic writer to receive this award. He was knifed in 1994 by an Islamic militant, injuring a nerve which inhibited his physical ability to write. One man was hanged for this attack.

    University: Cairo University

    Nobel Prize for Literature 1988

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