Naguib Mahfouz

Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz was the first Arab author to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, which he won a few days before this photo was taken in 1988.

( Peter Oftedal / AFP/Getty Images / October 19, 1988 )

Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz was the first Arab author to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, which he won a few days before this photo was taken in 1988.

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