Alaa Al Aswany

Alaa Al Aswany

A journalist and one of the Arab world's bestselling novelists, Alaa Al Aswany is the author of The Yacoubian Building, Chicago and Friendly Fire. By day he has worked as a dentist in Cairo, where he had his first office in the Yacoubian Building, and by night he is a writer, published in over twenty languages worldwide.