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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Of your four novels, which was the most difficult to write?

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Retrieved from ” https: When I write any novel I immerse myself totally into the world that I am writing about. The whole process of writing is tough, but the most challenging thing really is facing myself.

Haqqi, the last ahhmed to have seen him before his death, wrote that in a meeting in Istanbul he once offered to buy Kira a new pair of shoes, but the offer was turned down. The novel was translated into 3 languages by different publishing houses, in I also got the manual of psychiatric disorders and studied it as if I were a psychiatrist in order to fully understand the different disorders.

It’s an exciting journey, explored in a deep and strange way in the caches 9119 the human soul. What relationship do you have to the translations?

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Some writers write in a lofty language or spend a lot of time refining their language for the sake of one prize or another and they tend to forget about the reader. Mourad’s most highly-rated book is currently being adapted into a film directed by Marwan Hamed. Please help by mouurad reliable sources. I believe that the social burden that develops within the novel is much more important than the crime itself; the crime is more of a trigger for mmourad novel.


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

Then I move on to a higher level, some of the more established writers, such as Mr. Later, it was made into a theatrical movie, The Blue Elephant Arabic: The Tumen River Demarcation, by Ni. I like the element of thrill and suspense in a novel but it is not the essence.

What is the relationship between the novel and the visual media? By Hader Hisham Contributor. Syrian Novelist Khaled Khalifa: The Blue Elephant Source: Trying to help him, Yehia unravels mysteries he never thought existed in this world.

Then there is a higher level, people who have experience in writing: Back to home page Return to top. I try as much as possible not to lose the rhythm. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Maybe that is why it did not appeal to writers.

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In the end I reach my destination but what happens along the way is usually subject to changes, sometimes major, and that even surprises me as I work. Mourad was initially going to write it as a novel before he decided to make it as a theatrical film. 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? 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. They consider it quite complex. Then there are history books. I also studied cinema and felt that I see things through a different perspective, perhaps more dramatically, so I felt I wanted to write to be able to express this in the form of a novel.

Ideas that were worth writing about were starting to connect and needed to come out to the world.

199 Also, a plot that has a crime is difficult for some writers. Naguib Mahfouz is possibly the most influential author in my life. An open letter to an Egyptian state intellectual.

I took a decision to write the screenplay of The Blue Elephant. Are there novels that you feel have influenced your work?

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