CAIRO — An Egyptian airport official says a US writer and translator has been denied entry into the country.
official said Raymond Stock was turned back Friday upon arrival from
London. He also said Stock has been placed on a blacklist.
has translated works of Egypt's Nobel Prize winning author Naguib
Mahfouz, and has lived and worked in Egypt on-and-off since 1990.
year, Stock wrote a scathing critique of Egyptian Culture Minister
Farouk Hosny, who lost out on his bid to head the UN's culture agency
amid an uproar over his one-time threat to burn Israeli books.