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Prominent Egyptian writer Bahaa Taher dies aged 87

Friday، 28 October 2022 - 03:14 PM

Egypt's well-known Egyptian writer Bahaa Taher passed way on Thursday at the age of 87 after a battle with illness.

Born in Giza governorate in January 1935, Taher worked as a translator at the State Information Service in 1956.

He later joined the Egyptian State Radio service as a director and broadcaster till 1975.

He lived in Geneva between 1981 and 1995, where he worked as a translator at the United Nations.

One of Taher's remarkable novellas was "Aunt Safiyya and the Monastery" (1991).

Taher received several prestigious awards, including the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (known as the Arabic Booker) in 2008 for his novel "Sunset Oasis".

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