“Mahfouz’s work is freshly nuanced and hauntingly lyrical.” —Los Angeles Times
“A storyteller of the first order in any idiom.” —Vanity FairFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
Naguib Mahfouz is the most prominent author of Arabic fiction today. He was born in 1911 in Cairo and began writing at the age of seventeen. His first novel was published in 1939. Since then he has written nearly forty novel-length works and hundreds of short stories. In 1988 Mr. Mahfouz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died in 2006.
Raymond Stock (translator) is writing a biography of Naguib Mahfouz. He is the translator of Mahfouz’s Voices from the Other World, Khufu’s Wisdom,
and The Dreams.