Edwar al-Kharrat was born in 1926. He was Secretary-General of the Afro-Asian Writers Secretariat. He has been an exponent of modernism and has featured an Egyptian Copt called Mikh’ail in his novels, which have been primarily set in Alexandria. Asked why he wrote, he answered I write because I want there to be something in what I write – in everything I write – which will make even a single reader lift his head proudly and feel with me that in the end the world is not a desolate, meaningless landscape… All creation is a riddle… that is what I want to write about, and that is why I write. He died in 2015.
Note: Only books in English translation
1980 رامة والتنين (Rama and the Dragon)
1986 ترابها زعفران (City of Saffron)
1990 يا بنات إسكندرية (Girls of Alexandria)
1992 حجارة بوبيللو (Stones of Bobello)
2014 By the Water’s Edge (stories)