Egypt's Nobel Prize-winning writer Naguib Mahfouz is in intensive care at hospital in the capital, Cairo.
Mahfouz, in his mid-90s, has been in hospital since a fall last month. He is said to be in an "unstable" condition.
His vibrant, colourful portrayal of capital in his Cairo Trilogy won the 1988 Nobel Prize for literature.
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