'Cairo Modern' reading Dec. 8

Article Published: Nov. 25, 2009 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
'Cairo Modern' reading Dec. 8

To mark the release by Anchor Books of his translation of "Cairo Modern" by the Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz, William Hutchins will read from this novel and from his translation of "The Cairo Trilogy" also by Mahfouz on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. in the bookstore of Appalachian State University in Boone.

Short selections from the original Arabic will be read by the Libyan poet Ghada Gherwash. The event, which is open to the public, also commemorates the 98th anniversary of the author's birth in Cairo on Dec. 11.

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