Idris Ali, author of a number of books including the banned novella The Leader Is Getting His Hair Cut, died this past week at 70. Ali reportedly died of a massive heart attack.
In 2008, the blogger Saudiwoman called Ghazi Al-Gosaibi---who died at the age of 70 in a Riyadh hospital Sunday---"one of the shiniest stars in the Saudi sky." Well-known for his novels, poems, and his government reforms, al-Gosaibi made waves worldwide. The Agence France Press obituary remembers him as the ambassador to Britain who sparked outrage … Continue reading Saudi Poet, Novelist and Reformer Ghazi Al-Gosaibi Dies