(FILES) Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfuz

(FILES) Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfuz smiles in his Cairo home, 19 October 1988, a few days after the announcement of his award of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Mahfuz died 30 August 2006 at the age of 94, several weeks after he had been taken to intensive care at the interior ministry hospital in Cairo and had remained in critical condition ever since. AFP PHOTO/PETER OFTEDAL(Photo credit should read PETER OFTEDAL/AFP/Getty Images)