Alaa al-Aswany

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The Republic of False Truths by Alaa al-Aswany review – the personal cost of a failed coup
This fictionalised account of the Egyptian uprising of 2011 has an eye for telling detail in the choice between struggle and self-preservation

Stephanie Merritt

18, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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André Aciman: 'I couldn’t finish Moby-Dick. I lacked the patience'
The author of Call Me By Your Name on laughing out loud at The Pickwick Papers and racing through Enid Blyton

André Aciman

24, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Egyptian dissident writer Alaa al-Aswany sued by military prosecutors
Bestselling author of The Yacoubian Building says case against him violates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Alison Flood

19, Mar, 2019 @3:17 PM

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The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa al-Aswany – review
Alaa al-Aswany’s latest work explores class divisions, corruption and injustice as the masters take the servants for a ride in 1940s Cairo

Anita Sethi

07, Feb, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Alaa al-Aswany interview: ‘I do not believe the revolution is a political change; it is a human change’
The books interview: Egypt’s bestselling author on writing ‘the novel of the Arab spring’ and why he feels it is his duty to speak out

Susanna Rustin

23, Jan, 2016 @7:30 AM

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The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa al-Aswany review – a country on the brink of violent change
The Arab world’s bestselling author is currently being silenced by his country’s authorities, so this translation could hardly be more urgent

Alfred Hickling

26, Dec, 2015 @7:30 AM

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Egypt shuts down novelist Alaa al-Aswany's public event and media work
State security forbids high-profile critic of President al-Sisi from holding public seminar, after censoring his writing and media appearances

Marcia Lynx Qualey

11, Dec, 2015 @11:50 AM

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Alaa al-Aswany on why he had to support Egypt's military crackdown
Novelist Alaa al-Aswany is one of Egypt's leading liberal voices. So why does he support the military's bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood? Patrick Kingsley finds out

Patrick Kingsley

29, Oct, 2013 @6:36 PM

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Egyptian novelist hails revolution as a 'great human achievement'
The country's most celebrated writer, Alaa al-Aswany, was inspired by the Tahrir protesters, but fears a counter-revolution

Ian Black in Cairo

20, May, 2011 @5:01 PM

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The Yacoubian Building – in Hebrew
Akin Ajayi: NGO claims translation of Alaa al Aswany's bestseller promotes Israeli-Palestinian understanding. But the author was not consulted

Akin Ajayi

09, Nov, 2010 @11:49 AM

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The Interview: Alaa al Aswany

Rachel Cooke talks to Alaa al Aswany about love, torture, and why he still practises dentistry

Rachel Cooke

30, May, 2009 @11:01 PM

Review: Chicago by Alaa Al Aswany

Review: Chicago by Alaa Al Aswany
The best characters are worthy of an Arabic David Lodge, says Alfred Hickling

Alfred Hickling

29, May, 2009 @11:08 PM

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