Last Updated: 05 Jan, 2023 | Views: 312
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Higher Education: Graduated
Ihsan Abdel Quddous, a great author, was born on 1 January 1919 and died on 12 January 1990. In Egypt's Al Akhbar and Al Ahram newspapers, he wrote, published novels, and worked as a journalist and editor. A number of his novels have been adapted into films, and he served for many years as editor of the literary journal Ruz al-Yusuf, which has been adapted into many different languages.
Ihsan Abdel Quddous Career:
It was in this capacity that Ihsan Abdel Quddous began working for Edward Qussairi, a famous Egyptian lawyer, at the beginning of his career.
Ihsan Abdel Quddous’s first writings were scripts for films, short stories, and novels, all of which he started writing in 1944.
In the course of his career, he went on to become a distinguished journalist with the Al Akhbar newspaper, where Ihsan Abdel Quddous worked for eight years before retiring.
As editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram, he worked for a number of years before becoming the publisher of this newspaper.
During the course of his journalism career, Ihsan Abdel Quddous was imprisoned three times for his criticisms of important personalities, which led to his imprisonment three times
In his epistolary Arabic novel, La anam (translated in English as I Do Not Sleep), he draws inspiration from the letters that he edited that sought advice from readers of Ruz al-Yusuf, a journal of advice.
The magazine Rose al Youssef, founded by his mother Fatima al Youssef (aka Rose al Yusuf), at the end of the 1960s, was also edited by him.
Ihsan Abdel Quddous Awards:
1975: Best Screenplay award
Honored as Order of Merit of the First Class
Honored as Order of the Republic of the First Class
Ihsan Abdel Quddous Unknown Trivia Fact:
There was a Google Doodle on 4 January 2023 to honor Ihsan Abdel Kouddous. With the release of the first English translation of Koddous' book, I Do Not Sleep, this day was chosen as the day for the publication.