On December 11, 2011, Egypt will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of its sole Nobel literature laureate, Naguib Mahfouz.

While Egyptians also now have other things on our/their minds, the Mahfouz centenary is still a landmark, and we are observing it as such. The offerings of “Mahfouz Mondays”:

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

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

5 Thoughts from Raymond Stock on Translating the Master

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

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

Meeting Mahfouz: An Evening at the Nadwa

Two Eid Memories from Naguib Mahfouz 

A centenary video celebration from AUC Press:

6 thoughts on “Naguib Mahfouz @ 100

    1. Indeed, Yusuf Idris is also closer to my heart, for many reasons. And indeed, there has been an over-focus on the work of Mahfouz.

      Nonetheless, it is the man’s centenary. Watch this space in May of 2027 for a much bigger celebration of Idris. 🙂

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