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News Fri Oct 17 2008

Alaa al Aswany in TOC

Time Out Chicago talks to Egyptian writer Alaa al Aswany whose latest book, Chicago: A Novel, revists his time as a student at the University of Illinois:

"It was my only dream to be a novelist...I had this intention to open my eyes, to understand, to meet people. In Chicago, I didn't just learn dentistry. One of the most important aspects of American culture to me was learning how to analyze exactly what you want."

You can hear al Aswany further discuss his work on Monday when he joins Victoria Lautmann for Writers on the Record at the Harold Washington Library.

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