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Netflix’s first original Egyptian series is ready
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Netflix’s first original Egyptian series is ready

Director Amr Salama announced that the filming of the series “Ma Waraa al-Tabeea” (The Paranormal) wrapped up on Saturday, July…
Netflix to host adaptation of Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s ‘Paranormal’ series
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Netflix to host adaptation of Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s ‘Paranormal’ series

The official website of the Netflix Network has announced its collaboration with producer Mohamed Hafezy and director Amr Salama to…
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…
Ahmed Mourad’s ‘Diamond Dust’ play shows at Falaki Theatre this week
Culture

Ahmed Mourad’s ‘Diamond Dust’ play shows at Falaki Theatre this week

Adapted from the novel Diamond Dust (Torab al-Mas) by Ahmed Mourad, a film following the ordeals of a young sales…
Steven Spielberg appoints a director for ‘Micro’
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Steven Spielberg appoints a director for ‘Micro’

Norwegian Joachim Ronning will direct the adaptation of Micro, a novel that was left unfinished by Michael Crichton when he…
Translating ‘The Yacoubian Building’ into Hebrew stirs controversy
Books

Translating ‘The Yacoubian Building’ into Hebrew stirs controversy

The Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot announced the recent printing of Alaa al-Aswany's "The Yacoubian Building" in Hebrew. The celebrated novel,…
Jamaican Marlon James’s Bob Marley novel wins Man Booker prize
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Jamaican Marlon James’s Bob Marley novel wins Man Booker prize

Marlon James became the first Jamaican to win the Man Booker fiction prize on Tuesday for "A Brief History of…
Novel about female sex addiction wins Moroccan book prize
Books

Novel about female sex addiction wins Moroccan book prize

Franco-Moroccan novelist Leïla Slimani won the Mamounia literary price for her novel "In the Garden of the Ogre", which delves…
Bahaa Taher’s novel to be turned into TV series
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Bahaa Taher’s novel to be turned into TV series

Author Bahaa Taher Wahet al-Ghorub's novel, "The Sunset Oasis", which obtained the Booker Prize in 2008 will be turned into…
Harper Lee’s new novel big as ‘Harry Potter’ in Amazon pre-orders
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Harper Lee’s new novel big as ‘Harry Potter’ in Amazon pre-orders

"Go Set a Watchman," the much-anticipated second novel by "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, is the most pre-ordered…
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