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Partial shortlists for 2019 Sawiris Cultural Awards announced

There are awards for novels, short stories, scenarios, playwrights, and literary criticism, with each field divided into two sections: emerging and established writers

Mohammed Saad , Sunday 6 Jan 2019
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The shortlists for the 14th Sawiris Cultural Awards for the categories of emerging writer in the novel, short story and scenario fields were announced on Saturday.

There are awards for novels, short stories, scenarios, playwrights, and literary criticism, with each field divided into two sections: emerging and established writers.

The final winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Cairo Opera House on Friday 25 January.

Launched 14 years ago with an endowment from business tycoons Samih and Naguib Sawiris, the Sawiris Cultural Awards have become one of Egypt's most prestigious cultural awards.

Novels (emerging writers):

Fabrika by Ahmed El-Malawani

Qareeban Min Al-Bahga (“Near Pleasure”) by Ahmed Samir

Saraya El-Gaby “(El-Gaby Palace”) by Islam El-Banna

Ana Ahebek Ya Selima (“I Love You Selima”) by Sherif Said

Banat El-Pasha (“The Pasha's Daughters”) by Nora Nagi

Short stories (emerging writers):

La Ahad Yarthy Ketat Al-Madina (“No One Mourns the City Cats”) by Mohamed El-Hajj

Kolena Abo Al-Abeet (“We are All Abdo the Fool”) by Mahmoud Fateen

Al-Galesoon Taht El-Shorfa Hatta Taati Zeinab (“Those Who are Sitting Under the Balcony Until Zeinab Comes”) by Noha Mahmoud

Al-Maoot Yoreed An Aqbal Etizaroh (“Death Wants Me to Accept His Apology”) by Nahla Karam

Nushaterokom Al-Arawah (“We Share Your Souls”) by Yara Kamal

Scenario (emerging writers):

Dokko Al-Mazaher by Kahled El-Faris

Zeham (“Crowded”) by Mohamed Abdel-Kader

Badal Daya (“Replacement for a Lost Item”) by Mahmoud Ezzat

Roqaya by Youmna Akram Khattab

Fi Batn El-Hout (“In the Whale's Stomach”) by Amr Nayef and Ismail Sherif

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