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Alaa El Aswany

Egyptian writer

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Born in 1957, Alaa El Aswany is a dentist in the city center of Cairo. His book L’Immeuble Yacoubian, adapted for the big screen by Marwan Hamed and published in France by Actes Sud, has became an international editorial phenomenon.
Alaa El Aswany has also published Chicago, J’aurais voulu être égyptien, Chroniques de la révolution gyptienne, Automobile club d’Egypte. Chroniques du fanatisme will be published soon (Acts Sud Editions)

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Cairo, Egypt

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

« I write not for judging other people but for understading them better. » Alaa El Aswany