18 Dec 2014
His new book has not even been released but Michel Houellebecq -- one of France's most provocative and widely translated writers -- is already attracting comment with his latest novel "Submission" in which he imagines a...
15 Dec 2014
A lioness slowly approaches a rhino in the jungle. They both examine each other. The rhino tries to hit the lioness with his strong horn, but she evades the blow skillfully. Then come the wild cats. The rhino panics. They start maneuvering...
05 Dec 2014
The cover of a new book entitled “The Incident of Sultan Selim and Sultan Al-Ghauri” by Egyptian historical researcher Abdel Aziz Gamal Eddin shows an Ottoman army formation blasting cannons in battle.
01 Dec 2014
Egyptian prominent novelist and academic Radwa Ashour passed away last night after suffering from a decades-old battle with health complications.
Ashour is perceived as one of the most influential writers in Arab region leaving...
29 Nov 2014
Russia plans to create its own "Wikipedia" to ensure its citizens have access to more "detailed and reliable" information about their country, the presidential library said on Friday.
27 Nov 2014
David Baldacci's newest thriller, "The Escape," made the US best-seller list on Wednesday, knocking Stephen King's "Revival" from the No. 1 spot.
Data from independent and chain bookstores, book...
25 Nov 2014
The American Neighborhood is one of the old slums in the city of Tripoli in the northern part of the beloved Lebanon. It was named so when the fearful Air Force Intelligence took the crumbling and evacuated building of the Evangelical...
20 Nov 2014
Supporters of Iraqi poet Saady Youssef have launched a campaign to defend him after fellow Iraqi intellectuals called to burn his works over his alleged insults of Iraq's southern population.
14 Nov 2014
A seminar on the independent film industry was held under the title "Free Cinema" at the Supreme Council of Culture Wednesday as part of the activities of the Cairo International Film Festival. The seminar addressed the most...
04 Nov 2014
Actor Tom Hanks will publish a book of stories linked to his collection of typewriters, publisher Alfred A. Knopf said on Monday.
The book, which will include photographs, is still untitled and no publication date has been set....