This celebrity goo was created by player Megan Baxter.
Scott Hardie provided the source image, gooed image, category, and difficulty, wrote the clue, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Thursday, October 12, 2006 (part of Round XXVIII)

category: Literature

clue: This prolific Arab writer outlived religious uproar and assassination attempts, but he didn't outlive Bertrand Russell.

explanation: Mahfouz was an Arab writer whose novels inspired religious furor and an assassination attempt in 1994. He was the third-longest-lived Nobel Literature laureate, falling short of Bertrand Russell's record by three years. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Todd Brotsch, Adrianne Rodgers, Kerry Odell, Josh Paddison, Joy Dunn, and Aaron Weiss

trivia: Megan Baxter requested this goo of one of her favorite writer on the day of his death in August 2006, suggesting that he would make for a difficult goo.


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