Ibrahim Abdel Meguid
Ibrahim Abdel Meguid is an award-winning Egyptian novelist and author. He was born in Alexandria in 1946 and studied philosophy at Alexandria University. He obtained his BA in 1973 and moved to Cairo the following year. He published his first novel around the same time. Among his best known works are Birds of Amber, No One Sleeps in Alexandria and The Other Place. These have been translated into English and French.
Awards and honors
- 1996 Naguib Mahfouz Medal, inaugural winner for The Other Place
- 2015 Katara Prize for Arabic Novel, inaugural co-winner for Adagio
- Birds of Amber, translated by Farouk Abdel Wahab
- Distant Train, translated by Hosam M. Aboul-Ela
- No One Sleeps in Alexandria, translated by Farouk Abdel Wahab
- The Other Place, translated by Farouk Abdel Wahab
- The House of Jasmine, translated by Noha Radwan
- Biographical note on Banipal website
- "The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature". The American University in Cairo Press. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
- Mlynxqualey (May 21, 2015). "Qatar’s New $650K Arabic Novel Prize Gets Relatively Quiet Launch". Arabic Literature (in English). Retrieved June 5, 2015.
- Article by Ibrahim Abdel Meguid in Al-Ahram on the Egyptian revolution
- Article by Ibrahim Abdel Meguid in Al-Ahram on the cinema halls of Alexandria
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