Virtual Creative Writing Workshop with Alaa Al Aswany



Event Description

The Near Eastern Studies Program and The Lewis Center for the Arts present a Virtual Creative Writing Workshop with Alaa Al Aswany

Alaa Al Aswany is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including the novels The Yacoubian Building, the best-selling novel in the Arab world for more than five years, with more than a million copies sold around the world; Chicago, named by Newsday as the best translated novel of 2006; The Automobile Club of Egypt, and, most recently, The Republic of False Truths. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages and published in more than one hundred countries. He has received several international awards, including the Grinzane Cavour Prize, and in 2016 he was appointed a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France.

There is a required reading assignment of 18 pages: Al Aswany, "Izzat Amin Iskander”; Chekhov, “Misery"; and Garcia Marquez, "Tuesday Siesta.” To receive a copy of the readings, you must register before 4 pm on Thursday January 27.

  • The Near Eastern Studies Program
  • The Lewis Center for the Arts