21 Nov 2013
The state-owned General Authority for Cultural Palaces has recently released the book “Jews and cinema in Egypt and the Arab world” by critic Ahmed Raafat Bahgat, to tackle the role of Jewish cinema makers and artists in the...
23 Oct 2013
Literary circles in London are praising ‘The Luminaries’, a stunning novel that has won the ‘Man Booker Prize’, the highest literary award in Britain and to many, the whole English language. It amounts to 50,000...
24 Sep 2013
Writer Amira Hanafy is currently working on a “popular” dictionary to document the Egyptian revolution.
“A Dictionary of the Revolution” aims to give new definitions of a lot of terminology, which are...
22 May 2013
A unique first edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" annotated by author J.K. Rowling has sold for a record 150,000 pounds ($227,421) at a London charity auction, Sotheby's said on Tuesday.
The 1997 book,...
23 Apr 2013
LONDON — Kuwaiti author Saud Alsanousi has won the 2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction for his portrayal of the lives of foreign workers in Gulf countries in "The Bamboo Stalk."
The 31-year-old Alsanousi...
22 Apr 2013
Only a few months after the launch of “The Time of Beautiful Melancholy,” author Omar Taher graced his avid readers with another collection of his articles from 2012.
The satirical writer and journalist celebrated the...
31 Mar 2013
One might not agree with Hazem Kandil’s “Soldiers, Spies and Statesmen: Egypt’s Road to Revolt” that the competing roles of the military and security apparatus have been some of the main agents and causes for change...
24 Mar 2013
In Hassan Blasim’s “The Song of the Goats,” hundreds of Iraqis “were waiting in queues to tell their stories. The police intervened to marshal the crowd, and the main street opposite the radio station was closed to...
22 Mar 2013
Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe, widely seen as a grandfather of modern African literature, has died at the age of 82, publisher Penguin said on Friday.
Achebe made his name more than 50 years ago with his novel "Things Fall...
19 Mar 2013
Baghdad’s Al-Mutanabbi Street is perhaps the longest-lived book-selling neighborhood in the world. According to scholar Muhsin al-Musawi, the current bookshops on Al-Mutanabbi Street exist where, hundreds of years before, there was...