Naguib Mahfouz was an Egyptian writer and the only Arab writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988. He published 34 novels, more than 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, and five plays in a 70-year long career. He was a board member of Dar el-Ma'aref.
Many of his novels were serialized in Al-Ahram, and his writings also appeared in his weekly column, "Point of View". Many of his works have also been made into Egyptian and foreign films. Before the Nobel Prize, only a few of his novels had appeared in the West. Through this infographic, readers can have an overall view of the most important stops in Mahfouz's personal and professional life.