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She Sat Here

On any day, from anywhere around the globe, if I hear a success story of a woman I get so excited and happy. Not because I doubt it is impossible but mainly because I come from the Middle East and … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes Part Two

As I promised yesterday, here’s more from the interesting and revealing interview Irving Wallace, the great American writer, had with the judges of the Nobel Prize, in Sweden. “I wanted more of Dr. Hedin’s behind-the-scenes anecdotes. I knew that this … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes Part One

Do you think that personal preferences play a major role in choosing the recipients of great literary prizes? Do you think that foul play is involved to some extent in the voting process of the nominees and in deciding who … Continue reading

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Rendezvous With William Saroyan

“Well for God’s sake, what’s that lousy Armenian son of a bitch doing here?” stated Ernest Hemingway. The more I tried to hush him, the worse it got. Finally Saroyan’s companion… began to come back at Ernest. I am not … Continue reading

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Reality or Simply a Mirage?

I read with interest the article, CNN ‘beirut 39’ about the future of writers from the Arab world, and how according to Bill Swanson of Bloomsbury Publishing, within the next 5 to 10 years there is going to be an … Continue reading

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