Arab readers don’t like sci-fi novels, according to one of the niche genre’s biggest names, Ahmed Khaled Towfik. The Egyptian doctor-turned-prolific writer should know what he’s talking about, with more than 500 Arabic titles to his name, including novels and short stories, and a reputation as the Arab world’s first author to pen horror and science fiction thrillers.
Towfik will discuss his two-decade-long career and his latest book, Like Icarus, in a widely-anticipated session as part of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature on Thursday (March 9) and Friday (March 10). The talks will be in Arabic with English translation provided. Read More via TheNational.