Naguib Mahfouz, Nobel Writer, 94

“Acclaimed Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz, the first Arab writer honoured with the Nobel Prize in literature, died in a Cairo hospital Wednesday morning. He was 94. Regarded as one of the Middle East’s finest writers, Mahfouz rose to international fame in the 1950s with his renowned Cairo Trilogy — the novels Palace Walk, Palace of Desire and Sugar Street.”