Awards & Honours

  • Heartbeat Prize (Radubis), 1943
  • Ministry of Education Award for the novel (Kifah Taibah), 1944
  • Prize of the Arabic Language Academy for the novel (Khan al-Khalili), 1946
  • State Encouragement Prize in Literature from the Supreme Council for the Care of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, 1957
  • First Order of Merit, 1962
  • State Appreciation Prize in Literature from the Supreme Council for the Care of Arts,
  • Letters and Social Sciences in 1968
  • First Order of the Republic, 1969
  • Nobel Prize for Literature, 1988
  • Mubarak Prize in Literature from the Supreme Council of Culture, 1999.