For his novel ‘Art and Eccentrics’. Published by National Authority of Egypt .
Shaker Abdul Hamid is Professor of Psychology of Creativity at Egypt’s Arts Academy where he previously served as Vice President from 2003 to 2005. Prof. Hamid specialises in studies of artistic creativity and taught at the University of the Arabian Gulf - Bahrain (Faculty of Graduate Studies, Director of Gifted Students Programme). He has numerous awards to his credit including the Shoman Prize for Young Arab Scientists in the Humanities, which was granted by Jordan’s Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation in 1990, and the State Award for Excellence in Social Sciences - Egypt in 2003.
This is a thorough critical study of the eccentrics in arts and literature. It combines theories that tackles topics and interactions with real life and those of the imagination.