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Naghib Mahfouz, 1911-2006

naghib-mahfouz.jpgThe Associated Press and Reuters file two of the first dispatches on the death of Nobel winner Naghib Mahfouz. Egypt’s most famous writer had been in generally poor health since an assassination attempt in 1994 by militant Muslims offended by his writing, and had been hospitalized for the last month. “Many classified him as a 19th century-style novelist,” his biographer told an AFP reporter, “but in my opinion he surpassed many of the greats from the West.”

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Novel Writing: Editing Your Draft

Novel Writing: Editing Your DraftStarting July 16, workshop your novel in-progress with a published author! Erika Mailman's course will function as a workshop, with the emphasis on sharing your work for review and providing critiques for your peers. By the end of this class you'll have up to 75 pages of you novel workshopped and developed patterns to improve your writing. Register now!