Ziedan wins festival award

The winner of the 2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Anobii First Book Award has been announced.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 6th November 2012, 12:16 pm

Dr Youssef Ziedan’s debut novel, Azazeel, was chosen for by readers and the Book Festival audience. Dr Ziedan is one of Egypt’s most highly-respected scholars in Arabic and Islamic studies.

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Nick Barley, director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, said: “I am particularly pleased that an international author has won this year.”