literature

Port Said announced as Egypt’s capital of culture for 2020
Culture

Port Said announced as Egypt’s capital of culture for 2020

Culture Minister Enas Abdel Dayem and Port Said Governor Adel al-Ghadban on Tuesday inaugurated the 34th edition of the Literary…
Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Literature Nobels
World

Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Literature Nobels

Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk on Thursday won the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize, which was delayed over a sexual harassment scandal,…
Cairo’s poets join a global chorus: 100 Thousand Poets for Change
Features/Interviews

Cairo’s poets join a global chorus: 100 Thousand Poets for Change

On Saturday, September 28, a number of poets, authors, scholars, literary enthusiasts, and diverse members of the general public will…
Israel’s national library to share reunited Kafka archive online
Middle East

Israel’s national library to share reunited Kafka archive online

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s national library said on Wednesday it received the last part of a collection of Franz Kafka’s…
Ahmed Mourad’s “1919” to become a movie
Cinema/TV

Ahmed Mourad’s “1919” to become a movie

The Egyptian historical fiction novel “1919” by famed author Ahmed Mourad is set to be turned into a movie starring…
Google celebrates birthday of famed author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik
Culture

Google celebrates birthday of famed author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik

To celebrate his 57th birthday on Monday, 10 June, Google has honored late Egyptian author and physician Ahmed Khaled Tawfik…
Omani writer Jokha Alharthi wins 2019 Man Booker International Prize
Middle East

Omani writer Jokha Alharthi wins 2019 Man Booker International Prize

Omani writer Jokha Alharthi won the 2019 Man Booker International Prize for her novel “Celestial Bodies” in which she talks…
Egypt’s Maggie Michael and Nariman El-Mofty win Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Yemen crisis
Egypt

Egypt’s Maggie Michael and Nariman El-Mofty win Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Yemen crisis

A team of three Arab journalists — among them Egyptian reporter Maggie Michael and Egyptian photographer Nariman El-Mofty — won…
Magnificent spots you shouldn’t miss at this year’s Cairo International Book Fair
Books

Magnificent spots you shouldn’t miss at this year’s Cairo International Book Fair

  The Cairo International Book Fair’s 50th edition, which started January 23 and runs until 5 February, offers you fantastic…
‘Brex-lit’: Social tensions inspire British novelists
Books

‘Brex-lit’: Social tensions inspire British novelists

  With Britain’s decision to leave the EU exposing fault lines across society, fiction writers are responding with an increasing…
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