There is no doubt that the 55th edition of the Cairo Book Fair is by far the most successful, inclusive edition, embracing different cultures and backgrounds from all over the world, and gathering not only publishers, book worms and authors, but even celebrities. You may think your favorite celebrity or public figure will always stay in their lane, but they may surprise you with their writing skills, showing great versatility. Here are some celebrities who participated in the Cairo International Book Fair as published authors
Renowned actor Khaled El- Sawy has celebrated the republishing of his two books “Nabi Bela Atbaa” which consists of forty poems and the play “Oprette El Darafil” in this year's Cairo Book Fair, and even hosted a book signing, he also pointed out his love for writing, and how it was one of the main reasons why he loved art and acting.
Islamic preacher Mostafa Hosny also released his new book “Rameem” based on the television programme that was released last Ramadan, which tackles the effects of previous experiences and traumas that one goes through, leading to leaving us in ruins, hence the name. The book also helps the readers recover and heal from their past experiences, pain, sufferings, and shows us how God always has a way of making us stronger after hardships.
The singer released his first ever novel “Sheikh Yaqoub”, and it is his first time writing. This novel is based on the life story of the pioneer of Egyptian theater and caricaturist Yacoub Sanoua, taking place in the period of 1870 till 1878. Mostafa also revealed that he wanted to put his work on the screens as a series, but the publishing house got excited about the idea and published it as a novel.
Actor and novelist participated for the fourth time in the Cairo International Book Fair with his brand new novel “Waheed”, which talks about the human’s inability to escape his past. He also mentioned that the novel was originally meant to be a short movie, but due to the complexity of the characters he decided to turn it into a novel instead.