Novelist Naguib Mahfouz Dies at 94
Novelist Naguib Mahfouz died in Cairo at the age of 94 from complications from a fall in July. He was the only Arab winner of the Nobel prize for literature and the most famous writer in Egypt.
Mahfouz wrote more than 30 novels and won the Nobel prize in 1988. There was controversy over one novel, Children of Gebelawi, published in 1959, and in 1994 he was stabbed by a religious extremist.