Salon Reading: Hamdy El-Gazzar

08 Oct 2013


7:00 pm Reception, 7:30 pm Reading, 8:30 pm Dessert and Informal Discussion

Hamdy El-Gazzar is an Egyptian writer and one of the 39 young Arab writers included in the Beirut 39 Project. His first novel, Sihr Aswad (Dar Merit, 2005) won the prestigious Sawaris Award, and was subsequently translated by Humphrey Davies (Black Magic, AUC Press, 2007). His second novel, Ladhdhat Sirriyya (Private Pleasures) was published by Dar al-Dar in 2008, and will become available in English translation this October. He is currently working on a third novel. He is a columnist for

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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