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Saudi Prominent novelist Abdul Fattah Abu Meddin dies at 94

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Jeddah Literary Club mourned its chairman, the prominent Saudi Novelist Abdul Fattah Abu Meddin, who passed away on Sunday 1st of December at the age of 94 years, the Saudi channel of Al-Arabyia reported.

Abu Meddin was the editor-in-chief of some Saudi newspapers and has more than 150 literary works. He also received special honors from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz during the opening ceremony of the cultural and heritage festival of Al-Jenadriyah.

Abdul Fattah Abu Meddin, is considered one of the most important writers and founders of modernity in Saudi Arabia, he was founder of Al-Adwaa newspaper in Jeddah in 1957 and headed Jeddah Club for 25 years.

In 2009, Abu Meddin was honored at the Saudi Writers Conference, he also received King Abdul Aziz Medal of the First Class in 2018.

 He has published more than 12 books, most notably “In the Battle of Life” (1982), “Those Days” (1986) and “The Story of Moftah Boy” (1996).

His most important literary works include “Waves and Thoughts” “The Battle of Life”, ” Those Days”, “Rock and Nails”, “The Darkness of His Time”, “Those Known”, “Life Between Words”, “Signs” and “Tales of Life”.