Google celebrates birthday of Ahmed Khaled Tawfik
CAIRO - 10 June 2019: Google celebrated on Monday, June 10 what would have been the 57th birthday of late writer Ahmed Khaled Tawfik.
Well-known Egyptian author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 55 in Egypt’s Gharbiya governorate, leaving behind a legacy of science fiction and horror thrillers.
Tawfik was a pioneer of horror and science fiction writing in Egypt and the Arab world.
He specialized in fantasy, and his works included illustrated books, short stories and novels. Tawfik wrote more than 500 titles - up to 22 books a year - all the while holding down a full-time job at Tanta University.
His unique writing style gathered a wide and diverse readership; many young Egyptians grew up reading his books, often finishing his novels in one sitting.
In April 2018, we said goodbye to a beloved author, who ingrained fiction into the minds of many young Egyptians; an immortal guide who still lives inside us with his thoughts and words with an ingenuity that will never die. Although most Egyptians have never met Tawfik in person, they all mourned their loyal “childhood friend”.