Thank you, Ms. Castellarin, for the recommendation. I would love to know more about Shirin Ebadi.
I just published a post marking Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz's centenary for my blog, thestockholmshelf.com. I mention this because the quote you offered, "History is best...life and country", strikes me very much as what I understand to have been Mahfouz's approach to literature. I wonder what your take might be on this year's Mahfouz Medal for Literature going, not to a book, but to "the revolutionary literary creativity of the Egyptian people."
I see you are a film maker. Your film MISTAKEN IDENTITY: Sikhs in America, is going to quickly rise to the top of my list of movies to watch. It sounds outstanding.
Would you be willing to recommend the work of any other film makers from the Middle East. The only one I am really familiar with, and whom I greatly admire, is the Iranian director Abbas Kiaristami.
I wonder, too, who, from that part of the world, you think is most deserving of the Nobel Literature Prize.
Thank you again.
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