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country of citizenship: Egypt
language of expression: Arabic
award received: Civil Courage Prize
Ali Salem, also transliterated Ali Salim, (Arabic: على سالم, IPA: [ˈʕæli ˈsæːlem]; 24 February 1936 – 22 September 2015) was an Egyptian playwright, author, and political commentator known for controversially endorsing cooperation with Israel. The Los Angeles Times once described him as "a big, loud man known for his satiric wit".
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