Happy Birthday, Naguib Mahfouz

This evening, the 17th Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature will be awarded on this, the 102nd anniversary of the author’s birth. Until then, have some cake, read a little, enjoy the party:

The Google Doodle for Mahfouz's birthday in 2009.

The Google Doodle for Mahfouz’s birthday in 2009.

Or you can peruse the work of previous award-winners, 1996-2012. I will add, for possibly the 300th time, that the award-winners are oddly gender-balanced. Which is a good thing. Of course.

FROM MAHFOUZ

His Nobel lecture

Excerpt from Midaq Alley in Swedish, Arabic, and English

Excerpt from The Thief and the Dogs

FROM MAHFOUZ’S TRANSLATORS

William Hutchins on Translating Naguib Mahfouz’s ‘Trilogy’ and ‘Cairo Modern’

 

5 Thoughts from Raymond Stock on Translating the Master

Q&A with Naguib Mahfouz Biographer Raymond Stock: On the Author’s Life, Archives

5 Questions with Catherine Cobham on Translation Mahfouz’s ‘Harafish’

‘HOW I MET MAHFOUZ’ SERIES

 

Margaret Litvin: Meeting Mahfouz: An Evening at the Nadwa

How I Met Mahfouz: Amira Nowaira on Growing Up with the Trilogy

How I Met Mahfouz: Down ‘Midaq Alley’ in ’77

Gada Mahfud Dhiem: How I Met Naguib Mahfouz: ‘He’s Always Been in My Life’

Naila Kelani: ‘How I Met Mahfouz’ and Found the Doorway to (Real) Arab Lit

MORE MAHFOUZ MEMORIES

Mohamed Salmawy: Memories of Naguib Mahfouz and the Movies

From AUC Press: Faten Mahfouz speaks about her Nobel laureate father

MORE

Can You Ace the Mahfouz Quiz?

 

A centenary video celebration from AUC Press:

 

 

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Categories: Naguib Mahfouz, Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature

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