- Name: Yousef Ishaq el-Sharoni
- Also known as: Yousef el-Sharoni Biography:
- Born October 14, 1924.
- Obtained Bachelor of Arts, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cairo 1945.
- Involved in the Supreme Council for the Care of the Arts, Literature and Social Sciences (currently: The Supreme Council for Culture) later holding the position of Deputy Minister.
- Started his creative career by writing short stories, lyrical prose in the late forties, he later went on to marry short stories with his literary studies, heritage and translation.
- His stories were translated into many foreign languages.
- Participated in many radio and television programs, in particular taking part with other critics and discussing the writings of younger authors.
- Participated and contributed to the preparation of, many Arab literary conferences, as well as many literary symposia.
- Member of the Folklore Committee, the Supreme Council of Culture.
- Member of the Writers Association, Litterateurs Union, Story Club and Writers Union. Honors Received:
1) State Award incentive in the story for his story (Al Zuham) – 1970.
2) State Award incentive in exchange for writing (Examples from Egyptian Novels) – 1978.
3) First Order Merit, Science and Arts – 1970.
4) Second Order Merit, Republic – 1979.
5) State Appreciation Award 26.6.2001.
Most Prominent Work:
- The Five Lovers.
- Letter to a Woman.
- The Crowd.
- Chasing Midnight
- The Mother and the Monster.
- Musical Chairs.
- The Chosen.
- Full Collection of Stories – volume 1.
- Full Collection of Stories – volume 2.
- The Final Evening, lyrical prose.
- Studies in contemporary Arabic literature
- Studies in love.
- Studies in the novel and short story.
- Irrationality in contemporary literature.
- Contemporary Egyptian Novels
- Examples from Egyptian Novels.
His work covering The Sultanate of Oman:
- Sindabad in Oman.
- Distinguished Personalities of Oman.
- In and Around Oman.
- An Omani Profile.
- Translated several books including:
- Seneca – Oedipus: Arab Theatre Series, Ministry of Information, Kuwait, 1976
- Sophie Treadwell – The Mechanism, Arab Theatre Series, Ministry of Information in Kuwait, 1988.
- John Boulderstone, World Theatre Series, and the Ministry of Information, Kuwait, 1990.
- Many of his short stories have been translated into a number of languages (Swedish, Russian, Greek, Chinese and Danish)
Date of death 19 January 2017 (93 years)