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Blue Met - Alaa Al Aswany

al-aswany photo.jpgThe Blue Metropolis international literary festival is underway in Montreal, and Egyptian author Alaa Al Aswany is a popular return visitor.

Al Aswany's novel The Yacoubian Building is the Arab world's best-selling book ever. He is also a political commentator and a pro-democracy activist in Egypt.

His most recent work On the State of Egypt has won this year's Arab Literary Prize from the Blue Met festival.



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