Nabil Farouk (Arabic: نبيل فاروق) (born on February 9, 1956) is an Egyptian novelist, best known for his books in the Rewayāt Masreyya Lel Gēb (Egyptian Pocket Novels) series.
He was born in the Egyptian city of Tanta, and first showed an interest in reading at a very young age. With the encouragement of his parents he made his first attempts at writing at the age of about thirteen, and in high school joined journalism, photography, and theatre workgroups.
Alaa al-Aswany (Arabic: علاء الأسواني) (born 1957) is an Egyptian writer, and a founding member of the political movement Kefaya.
Life and works
Mohamed Hassanein Heikal (Arabic: محمد حسنين هيكل, born 23 September 1923) is a leading Egyptian journalist. For 17 years (1957–1974) he was editor-in-chief of the Cairo newspaper Al-Ahram and has been a respected commentator on Arab affairs for more than 50 years.
Background and Books
Heikal articulated the thoughts of President Gamal Abdel Nasser earlier in his career. The reasons for his fall with president Anwar El-Sadat, who succeeded Nasser, remain under great speculation. Heikal has been a member of the Central Committee of the Arab Socialist Union.