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Alaa Al Aswany

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Alaa Al Aswany was born in 1957. A dentist by profession, Al Aswany is the author of the bestselling novel The Yacoubian Building, Chicago and the novella and short story collection Friendly Fire.

Books by Alaa Al Aswany

The Automobile Club of Egypt

Full of absorbing incident, and marvelously drawn characters, The Automobile Club of Egypt gives us Egypt on the brink of changes that resonate to this day. It is an irresistible confirmation of Al Aswany's reputation as one of the world's most beguiling storytellers and insightful interpreters of the human spirit.

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On the State of Egypt

The bestselling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago turns his attention to current affairs in Egypt.

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