Ahmed Mourad - The One with the Blue Elephant Master

The Egyptian writer Ahmed Mourad is now the most popular author for the current generation. He is the main reason reading has become essential in the youngsters’ life again, because of his catchy way of writing, once you turn the front cover of the book, you won’t leave it before reaching the back cover. In addition to the movies adapted from his novels, like El Feel El Azra’a (The Blue Elephant), Torab El Mass (Diamond Dust), and recently, El Feel El Azra’a part two (The Blue Elephant) the movie ranked first in Egypt’s Box Office after earning a total of 100 million revenue becoming the highest-earning Egyptian movie so far.

What are your priorities in life?

Family, discovering, writing, pass the knowledge.

What is the one thing you are proud of the most?

Being an old bookworm, it’s like being athletic from childhood and being flexible when it came to new ideas.

Which lesson has been the hardest to learn?

I have learned that comfort zones are a death trap.

If you will be remembered for one thing what do you want it to be?

Make people happy during reading and watching movies

Who is your role model?

Every guy with a plan.

Is it more important to be liked or respected?

You will be respected from lovers and haters when they understand your efforts…

They may like you in the future.

Do you regret anything you made in your career?

No.

Among all your works…

What is your favorite novel?

My next novel, always my next novel.

What novel define your personality the most?

I have changed completely 6 times during 12 years, after each novel I write.

Who is the character you were affected by in your novels?

This Yehia Rashed in The Blue Elephant.

Did you expect that huge success for “El Feel El Azra’a” movie?

Expected but not like that, measuring people taste is very hard.

Do you expect the same success for “Kira w Elgen”?

I hope to be more.

Who from the old generations’ actor\actress you wish to work with?

Mahmoud Morsy and Shadia.

Q&As:

When did you last tell a lie?

Yesterday…. To my reflection in the mirror.

What food most sums up happiness for you?

Any vegan stuff…. I respect animals.

Where is your happy place?

Home beside a sea.

Who or what is your greatest love?

My family.

Your greatest fear?

To live without hope.

What’s on your bucket list?

Write an unforgettable novel.

Who was your teen crush?

At school, pretty ginger girl, I watched ‘Braveheart’ with her.

What is your favorite quote?

Life is short…

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