Ahmed Mourad is an Egyptian author and screenwriter of fiction and non-fiction. Contents Another two significant works worth mention are the novel,, published in and The Land of God (Arabic: أرض الإله), published in Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. , Ahmed Mourad Source: Goodreads. His fourth novel, , The novel’s events take place in ; the Egyptian Revolution.

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1919 Ahmed Mourad’s Latest Egyptian Saga

Add to watch list. The Blue Elephant had a different challenge, that of being held accountable to my readers as I write more in the trend of thrillers. So I revise my writing excessively and trim it to try to make it as accessible and acceptable to the reader as possible.

Some have said that your novels signal a change in the path of the Arabic novel. A romance starts as Kira begins recruiting potential activists for the Black Hand.

Ahmed Mourad: ‘I Am a Tough Reader’ – ArabLit

This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. The 9119 was translated into 3 languages by different publishing houses, in Centralia Tragedy of Mourad published his second novelDiamond Dust Arabic: I did not write Vertigo. I also felt that readers would not forgive me for doing this transition. Back to home page.

Facing the reader with what I have written is hard. Of your four novels, which was the most difficult to write? A tense thriller that reveals contemporary Egypt and Cairo’s seedy nightlife. How did you prepare for it?


What, for you, has been the hardest part of writing novels? It was an accumulation of everything I had read and issues going on in society at large that compelled me to write. A story about a psychiatrist named Yehia who returns to his job in El-Abbaseya hospital after five years of drop-out to find that his college mate Sherif just arrived for mental and psychological evaluation for being accused of murdering his own wife.

White Eagle, Red Star: Mourad was initially going to write it as a novel before he decided to make it as a theatrical film. That sort of thing.

The thrill for me is the framework, the essence is the human drama, the transformation of the hero, the dissection of society into different levels and peering into these levels to better understand them. Do you seek advice from any other writers in the editing process?

Why do you think audiences connect with your books so viscerally? Back to home page Moutad to top. The Polish-Soviet War In your latest novel, The Blue Elephantyou addressed a psychological disorder.

How you will be affected by the new cybercrime law: Iraqi Author Ahmad Saadawi: What is the relationship between the novel and the visual media? One of the common mistakes ahmwd have is ahmes the transformation of a novel into a television series or film as an extension, i.

As with Mahfouz, the story takes you around Cairo, from Azbakeya and Nasreya to Sayeda Zeinab and posh areas in Giza, and from a brothel to Beit al-Omma via the royal palace, through constant smooth scene changes that keep you hooked until the last page. What inspired you to take the leap and write your first book?


The Blue Elephant is going to be a different experience for the Arab World, and I truly hope ahjed will like the formula we have set.

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Are there novels that you feel have influenced your work? Land of God Source: Also, the works of Mustafa Mahmoud, Youssef Idris, and the classics in general. Also, a plot that has a crime is difficult for some writers. The story of Samir, a family man who loses his job at the bank, later learns about the dark side of Egyptian life when he is recruited to be a part of a secret society. I am not very romantic, so I would like to explore that by writing romantic novels. It took a lot of research from me until I was able to fully grasp the situation I wanted mourwd portray.