M.M. Tawfik

M.M. Tawfik

M.M. Tawfik

M.M. Tawfik was born in Cairo. He obtained degrees in civil engineering (Cairo University), international law (University of Paris) and international relations (International Institute of Public Administration in Paris). A member of the Egyptian Writers Union, Pen International, the Geneva Writers Group and ACT writers of Australia, he has traveled to, and lived in, numerous countries in Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania. He has published in Arabic three volumes of stories, ‘The White Butterflies’, ‘Till the Break of Dawn’ and ‘Agamyste’. An English translation of selected stories from all three volumes was published in Egypt in 1997 entitled ‘The Day the Moon Fell’. He is, perhaps, best known for his trilogy; ‘A Night in the Life of Abdel-Tawab Tutu’, ‘A Naughty Boy Called Antar’(published in English as 'Murder in the Tower of Happiness') and 'candygirl'. Together, they form an epic work that follows Egypt’s political and social evolution across the twentieth century and the first years of the twenty-first. 'candygirl' will be available in English translation as of October 2012.
source: Arab World Books