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CAIRO – 4 October 2017: Continuing its “Townhouse Salon” sessions on Townhouse Gallery will host the Egyptian novelist Talal Faisal on Saturday. The upcoming session will be headed by the Egyptian director Bassam Mortada.
The discussion will tackle the elements and basics of autobiographies. The contradictory concepts of historical novels will also be discussed.
Faisal is an Egyptian novelist who studied medicine, before studying philosophy.
He released many novels such as “Seret Molee’ Be El Hawanem” [A Biography of an Obsessed Ladies’ Man], “Baleegh” and “Soror” [Joy].
In 2015, Faisal won the Sawiris Literary prize.
He translated a number of books such as “Karama: Rahalat fy El Rabee’ El Aa’raby” [Dignity: A Journey in the Arab Spring], and “Gonon El Mataha” [Maze Madness].
Mortada is an Egyptian documentary film director. He studied cinema at the independent Jesuit cinema school in Cairo.
His short film “Fi Enterzar El Aa’ed” [Waiting for the Returnee] won the best short documentary film award at the Masar Festival in 2015.
“Abu Zaabal 89,” directed by Mortada, won the Creative Award at El Gouna Film Festival.