Mohamed Mansi Qandil
Mohamed Mansi Qandil (born 1946) is an Egyptian novelist and author.He was born in the city of al-Mahalla al-Kubra in the Nile delta. His father was a simple labourer. Qandil went to medical school and worked as a country doctor before turning to writing as a full-time profession. He lived in Kuwait for several years, where he was an editor at the monthly magazine Al-Arabi. He now lives in Canada.