Naguib Mahfouz Quotes

There are no heroes in most of my stories. I look at our society with a critical eye and find nothing extraordinary in the people I see.

 
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Naguib Mahfouz
Naguib Mahfouz
  • Born: December 11, 1911
  • Died: August 30, 2006
  • Nationality: Egyptian
  • Profession: Novelist

Naguib Mahfouz was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature, along with Tawfiq el-Hakim, to explore themes of existentialism. He published 34 novels, over 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, and five plays over a 70-year career. Many of his works have been made into Egyptian and foreign films.

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