Remembering Egyptian author Gamal Al-Ghitani

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19-10-2015

Renowned Egyptian journalist and author Gamal Al-Ghitani has passed away. Al-Ghitani authored several acclaimed short story collections and over 12 novels, including the classic novel Zayni Barakat.

Al-Ghitani attended the inaugural Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in 2009, where he debated whether an Arab Novel could exist despite cross-cultural influences.

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature team extend their condolences to his family.