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Ahmed Fagih

Ahmed Fagih was born in Mizda, an oasis village south of Tripoli, Libya. The most prolific writer of his generation in Libya, al-Faqih has published eighteen books, ranging from plays and short stories to novels and non-fiction essays. He has served as the chairman of The Arab Cultural Trust, the general secretary of Libya's Union of Writers and Artists, and the director of Libya's National Institute of Drama and Music. He is the author of the award winning trilogy Gardens of the Night.