Youssef Abu Rayya
يوسف أبو رية


About Aburayya in Arabic


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Youssef Mohamed Shehata Abu Rayya
Yusuf Abu Rayya, the 2005 Naguib Mahfouz Medal winner for his novel Laylat ‘urs (published as Wedding Night by the AUC Press in 2006), was born in Hihya in the Nile Delta in 1955 and received his degree in journalism and mass communication from Cairo University in 1977. He is currently a senior specialist at the National Research Center in Cairo, and has been on the governing board of the Egyptian branch of PEN International since 1995.

His first collection of short stories, al-Duha al-‘ali (High Forenoon), was published in 1985, and since then he has written five further short story collections. His first novel, ‘Atash al-sabbar (Cactus Thirst) was published in 1989, followed by Tall al-hawa (Passion Hill) in 1999, al-Gazira al-bayda’ (The White Island) in 2000, Laylat ‘urs (Wedding Night) in 2002, and ‘Ashiq al-hayy (The Lover) in 2005. He has also authored seven books for children, most recently Maghamarat Marco Polo (The Adventures of Marco Polo), which appeared in 2005.

Publications

Short Story collections:
1. The high dawn (El Doha El Ali) 1985, Dar El Hoda, 2nd edition at Family Library 2000
2. "The reversed wind" (Aks El Rieh) 1987, Books Authority, 2nd edition at Family Library 2001
3. "The Dawn Beginning" (Wesh El Fagr) 1993, Books Authority, 2nd edition at Family Library 2002
4. "A song for the house" (Tarniemah Leldar) 1995, culture centers authority
5. "Fire drizzle" (Tal El Nar) 1997, culture centers authority,
6. "Blatancy of winter" (Shetaa El Ory) 2003, Merit publishing center



Novels:
1. "Cactus thirsting" (Atash El Sabar) 1982, Dar el Helal, 2nd edition at Family Library 1999
2. "love hill" (Tall El Hawa) 1999, Dar El Helal, 2nd edition at Family Library 2004
3. "White Island" (El Gezirah El Bidah) 2000, Culture highest council, 2nd edition at culture highest council 2002
4. "Wedding night" (Leila Orse) 2002, Dar el Helal, 2nd edition at Family Library 2003
5- "ashek elhay" (The Lover) in 2006 dar elhelal
6- " samt eltwaheen" (Silence of the Mills) Dar Eleaen 2007


Publications for Children:

1. "Children bread" (Kobs El Segar) 1988, the Arabic boy publishing center
2. "Circus Lion" (Asaad El Circ) 1989, the Arabic boy publishing center
3. "Words childhood" (Tefolat El Kalemat) 1995, culture centers authority
4. "Last days of a Lamb" (El Ayam El Akiera of El Hamal) novel, Hopo Pokas Center, 1998
5- Maghamarat Marco Polo (The Adventures of Marco Polo), which appeared in 2005.

To be published :

1. "Thus things spoke" (Takalamat El Ashiaa), children's stories
2. "Small field" (Hakl Sagier), children's stories
3. "Antarah dreams" (Alam Antara), children's novel


Some of his works were translated into English :
1. The first in 1978, Cornet Box Center, translated by Denys Johnson-Davies.
2. The second in 2000, American University, New York, translated by Denys Johnson-Davies.
3. wedding night in 2006 - AUC press, translated by Neil Hewison.

Some of his works were translated into German :
1. The first in 1989, selections of the Egyptian short stories, Dories Class
2. the second in 1991, translated by Hartmut Fndrich.

A Jordanian researcher registered his Master research about the
collection of his works, issued in Oman under the name of "Children in
Youssef Abu Raya's novels"

Menia University held a special festival for his works in March 200 and
issued a book under the name (The novel and literature works of Youssef
Abu Raya"



يوسف محمد شحاتة أبورية


اسم الشهرة :يوسف أبورية.

قصة الكاتب عاشق الحي كان اختيار شهر يونيو 2007 في نادي القراء
تجد ملفا كاملا عن القصة والكاتب والحوار الذي دار حوله في صفحة كتاب شهر يونيو 2007

يوسف أبو رية مواليد 2 يناير، ههيا، الشرقية، عام 1955.
بكالوريوس إعلام، قسم صحافة ونشر، جامعة القاهرة، عام 1977.

التدرج الوظيفى :
- كبير أخصائيين بدرجة مدير عام بالمركز القومى للبحوث.

الهيئات التى ينتمى إليها :
- عضو اتحاد الكتاب .
- أمين صندوق نادى القلم الدولى ( الفرع المصرى ) منذ عام 1995.

المؤتمرات التى شارك فيها :
- أقامت جامعة المنيا احتفالية عن أعماله الأدبية بعنوان ( الرواية فى إبداعات يوسف أبو رية ) فى مارس عام 2003.

مؤلفاته:
مجموعات قصصية :
ـ الضحى العالي، عام 1985.
ـ عكس الريح، عام 1987.
ـ وش الفجر، عام 1993.
ـ ترنيمة للدار، عام 1995.
ـ طلل النار، عام 1997.
ـ شتاء العري، عام 2003.

الروايات:
ـ عطش الصبار، عام 1998.
ـ تل الهوى، عام 1999.
ـ الجزيرة البيضاء، عام 2000.
ـ ليلة عرس، عام 2002.
ـ عاشق الحي، عام 2005.
ـ صمت الطواحين (دار العين) 2007.

كتب الأطفال:
ـ خبز الصفار، عام 1988.
ـ أسد السيرك، عام 1989.
ـ طفولة الكلمات، عام 1995.
ـ الأيام الأخيرة للجمل، عام 1998.
ـ هكذا تكلمت الأشياء، عام 2004.
ـ الورد جميل، عام 2003.
ـ مغامرات ماركو بولو، عام 2005.

تحت الطبع :
- أحلام عنترة ( رواية للأطفال ) .
- حقل صغير ( قصص للأطفال ).