18 Apr 2015
The friendship between Awad Bahr, the manager of Ali Baba cafe, and the deceased Nobel-laureate Naguib Mahfouz started when Bahr was 17.
"I used to come to the cafe before I started writing. I met with Mahfouz on the upper...
13 Apr 2015
German novelist Guenter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author of "The Tin Drum", an epic treatment of the Nazi era, died on Monday at the age of 87, his publishers said.
A broad-shouldered man with a drooping moustache,...
11 Apr 2015
"This is the short and the long of it," as William Shakespeare wrote in "The Merry Wives of Windsor."
A play called "Double Falsehood" published in 1728 by a man who claimed it was based on a lost...
04 Apr 2015
Books on Islam are selling out in France after deadly extremist attacks in the capital raised uncomfortable questions about Europe's fastest-growing religion.
A special magazine supplement focused on the Koran has flown off the...
04 Apr 2015
Author Paula Hawkins' debut thriller, "The Girl on the Train," kept the top spot No. 1 on the US bestsellers list for the ninth consecutive week.
Data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and...
03 Apr 2015
Yes, George RR Martin really is working on that next book.
The "Game of Thrones" author released a chapter Thursday from his very long-awaited sixth volume of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy series, "The Winds...
24 Mar 2015
Celebrated Egyptian poet Joyce Mansour was a woman of the Nile and a French-speaking, Jewish poet that expressed her hidden mad desires.
Jean-Jacques Luthi, a French historian of the Surrealist movement in Egypt, described her poems...
17 Mar 2015
In his book, “In Harm's Way: From the Stronghold of al-Qaida to the Heart of ISIL” Yosri Fouda says: “the most serious challenge a reporter could find himself facing is when he works in a dangerous political, security...
11 Mar 2015
The Goethe Institute in Cairo will hold an event for book lovers to sell German-speaking books at low prices.
The fair, which will last between 15-19 March, will take place at the the institute’s library.
27 Feb 2015
The General Authority for Cultural Palaces has published a book titled “Revolutions of the Hungry”, a sociological reading of revolutions in Egypt's history written by Salah Hashem.
In the book, the author tries to...