28 Sep 2016
It used to be that sex and offensive language were the most frequently cited reasons for attempts to remove books from schools and libraries. And, anything to do with Harry Potter.
How times have changed.
Books featuring "diverse...
23 Sep 2016
Former Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who was arrested in 2013 and spent more than 400 days behind bars, is publishing an account of his trial and experiences in the Egyptian prison system.
Titled “The Marriott Cell”, the...
03 Apr 2016
The Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot announced the recent printing of Alaa al-Aswany's "The Yacoubian Building" in Hebrew. The celebrated novel, written by the 58 year old writer and dentist, will now be available in...
21 Feb 2016
Authors are planning to “burn” their literary works in protest at the two-year jail sentence handed to author Ahmed Naji on Saturday for publishing a chapter of his novel allegedly containing erotic scenes.
19 Feb 2016
Writer Alaa al-Deeb passed away in Maadi Military Hospital on Thursday evening at the age of 77.
The funeral will be held after Friday prayers in Sayyed Aisha mosque.
Deeb was born in 1939 and obtained his bachelor of law...
05 Feb 2016
New research out of the UK has found yet another benefit of picking up a good book, with avid readers likely to feel satisfied with their lives.
The study, conducted by the University of Liverpool's Centre for Research into...
26 Jan 2016
The 2016 Cairo International Book Fair is set to begin on January 27 and run until February 10 under the title "Culture on the Frontlines".
The book fair is symbolic of Cairo's high seat in the Arab world's...
13 Jan 2016
A love story between an Israeli Jew and a Palestinian Muslim has become an unlikely bestseller, after Israel's education ministry refused to allow the book in the high school curriculum.
Dorit Rabinyan's "Gader Haya...
06 Jan 2016
Harper Lee's second novel "Go Set a Watchman" topped the US bestseller list in 2015, selling 1.6 million copies more than half a century after her Pulitzer-winning first book was published.
The figures were based on US...
23 Dec 2015
Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling on Monday praised the casting of a black actress to play the wizard's sidekick Hermione Granger in a London play based on the saga.
Producers of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child",...