Egyptian award winning Mohammed El-Bosaty
Cairo - Arabstoday
Egyptian award winning Mohammed El-Bosaty passed away Saturday 14 July after a long battle with liver cancer that forced him to stay in bed since last year. His funeral is expected to take place tomorrow in Rab'a El-Adaweya Mosque at Nasr City in Cairo.
El-Bosaty is considered among the eminint writer of the 1960's generation. Born in the Nile delta's governorate of Dakahliya, his work uniquely portrays life on the margins of the Egyptian rural life. Lately, however, he also dived into the marginalised squatter communities of Egypt's cities. He won the Owais award in 2001 and his novel Noise of the Lake won best novel at the Cairo International Book Fair in 1994.
The late writer recieved the State Appreciation Award in Literarure only 15 days ago.