Today marks the centenary of Egyptian Nobel laureate and leading novelist Naguib Mahfouz. The occasion is being remembered on Twitter.
Born on December 11, 1911, Mahfouz won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988. The prolific writer published more than 50 novels and 350 short stories, as well as five plays and scores of movie scripts in his career, which spanned 70 years.
On Twitter, Ibrahim Abdelmeguid notes [ar]:
Nermeen Edrees wonders:
@NermeenEdrees: And I wonder if TV channels are broadcasting #Mahfouz works all day!
Layla El Tahawy wishes Mahfouz, who died in 2006, was present to witness the ongoing Egyptian revolution. She tweets:
@Laylatahawy: RIP nageeb ma7fouz, one of few ppl I wish were here to witness our revolution #mahfouz #egypt
Muhammad Adel explains [ar]:
And Matthew concludes:
@harafish1: Naguib #Mahfouz is 100 today! Although no longer with us, his books continue to inspire and they will live on until the end of time. #Egypt
Naguib Mahfouz's Facebook page features links to news about events lined up to mark the occasion.