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Naguib Mahfouz

Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz became the Arab world's first Nobel laureate in literature in 1988. He has since won many international awards, and was inducted as an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1992. Seriously wounded in a 1994 knife attack by Islamist militants in alleged revenge for his 1959 novel, Children of the Alley, Mahfouz, now ninety-three, lives on the Nile in Agouza (Greater Cairo) with his wife and two daughters. His forthcoming collection, The Seventh Heaven: Supernatural Stories, will be published in January 2006 by the American University in Cairo Press.

Stories by Naguib Mahfouz published in Zoetrope: All-Story:
 Room No. 12, Vol. 9, No. 3

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