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Egyptian novelist Sabri Moussa dies aged 86

Thursday 18/January/2018 - 02:29 PM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

Egyptian high-profile novelist, journalist, and scenarist Sabri Moussa passed away earlier today after a battle with a disease، at the age of 89.

New Culture minister, Inas Abdel Daim, and all the ministry officials, have mourned the death of the great writer, and offered their condolences to his family، friends and loved ones.

Minister of Culture dispatched The Head of The Egyptian General Book Organization، Haitham El Haj Ali attended the funeral, which was launched afternoon prayer from Al-Sayeda Nafeesah Mosque.

- Sabri Moussa (1932 - 2018) overview-
Sabri Moussa is a renowned Egyptian novelist, journalist, and scenarist. He was born in Damietta governorate on February 19، 1932.

He worked as a teacher for one year, then as a journalist for Al-Gomhuriya newspaper and a full-time writer at Rose Al-Yousef, where he was also a member of its board of directors, and then as a member of the Arab Writers Union.

His novels have been translated into several languages.

His most famous works are "Seeds of Corruption”, “The Half-Meter Accident”, and “The Man in the Spinach Field”.

He ruled the throne of drama with his masterpieces, where his repertoire includes a number of famous film scripts including the 1968 film ‘Al Bostagi’ (The Postman), 1968 film ‘Kandil om Hashem’ (Omm Hashem's Lamp), 1981 film (Al-qadisiyyah’), and 1972 film “Al Chima’.

He received a number of awards including Pegasus Prize for Literature in 1978.

The Pegasus Prize for Literature is a literary prize established by the Mobil Corporation (now Exxon Mobil) in 1977 to honor works from countries whose literature is rarely translated into English.

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