Ahmed Khaled Tawfik

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Ahmed Khaled Tawfik is the first contemporary Arab writer to write horror and the first Arab writer to explore the thriller genre.

In January 1993, he published the first of his horror/ thriller series Ma Waraa Al Tabiaa (Metaphysics). His writing style has appealed to both Egyptian and broader Arabic-speaking audiences, gaining him popularity in Egypt and the Middle East.

His series Fantasia was the first of its kind; the plot presents famous literary works to youth through an interactive presentation.

Alongside his short stories, novellas and comics, he has also written four bestselling novels: Utopia, El sengah, Just like Icarus and Passage of Rats.