Items related to literature

CNN 30 Oct 2016
Bob Dylan apparently isn't going to leave the Nobel Prize committee hanging.   The singer-songwriter, whose...
AFP 23 Apr 2016
Spain marks the fourth centenary of the death of its most famous author Miguel de Cervantes this week with hundreds of...

A new City of London Blue Plaque in honour of playwright William Shakespeare is seen at its unveiling in central London on 21 April 2016. (AFP Photo)
 

 
AFP 22 Apr 2016
A plaque was unveiled in central London on Thursday marking the place where William Shakespeare lodged in the city, in...
Kaylan Geiger 26 Jan 2016
The 2016 Cairo International Book Fair is set to begin on January 27 and run until February 10 under the title "...
Literary critic and translator Khalil Kalfat
Al-Masry Al-Youm 10 Nov 2015
Prominent translator, art critic and leftist figure Khalil Kalfat passed away on Monday, at the age of 74.   Born...
El Tak3eiba Center's book swap initiative "Change Your Book" is being met with much enthusiasm in Egypt.
Image courtesy of Eltak3eiba Center
MENA 25 Feb 2013
Writer Youssef Ziedan has responded to accusations of blasphemy leveled against him by the Islamic Research Complex,...
Reuters 01 Oct 2012
Salman Rushdie believes literature has lost much of its influence in the West, and movie stars like George Clooney and...
Dar al-Shorouk published an Arabic translation of "The Literary Atlas of Cairo" by critic Samia Mehrez in early 2012.
Amir Zaky 26 Jul 2012
We all learn about cities through fiction, from the experiences of the stories' narrators and protagonists. Even...
Mona Yassin 01 Jul 2012
The Supreme Council of Culture convened on Saturday to vote on winners of the annual State Cultural Awards. This year,...
M. Lynx Qualey 22 May 2012
“Give me verse like that, give me a poet like Abu Tayeb al-Mutanabbi, and I’ll go with you to the ends of...