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Tribesmen in Mosul failed to convince IS group militants not to blow up library in Mosul; 8000 books destroyed, according to Iraqi activist
Adam Sabra will lecture on Ottoman Egypt and Sufism in two public lectures delivered in Cairo next month
Ashraf El-Khamaisi criticised the judging panel saying they do not have the creative minds to understand his work
A Princeton alumnus who died aged 100 in November, had bequeathed the university some 2,500 rare printed books and manuscripts
The complete works of Gamal El-Ghitani, one of Egypt's most celebrated writers, has been released by the state book organisation
Cairo International Book Fair begins tomorrow with a cultural programme influenced by calls to renew religious discourse
Ministry of Culture will celebrate the 80th birthday of the renowned writer and novelist Bahaa Taher on 22 January
Tales of Beauty and Sadness, is the first novel by the young Egyptian writer, Ahmed Shawqy Ali, where he uses new techniques to narrate his tales based on the Mu'tazil principle of divine justice
The prize is awarded annually on the anniversary of the Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz's birthday
According to the French auction house the artwork for a 1979 French edition of Corto Maltese in Africa "Corto Maltese - Les Ethiopiques" went for more than twice the original estimate
Handler tweeted on tweeted Friday that his remarks Wednesday night, centering on a joke about black author Jacqueline Woodson being allergic to watermelon, were "monstrously inappropriate and yes, racist."
Mohamed Nagi, considered one of the best writers of his generation, has died in Paris aged 68
The author Qanawati was one of the prominent theologians in the twentieth century and played a great role in Christian-Islamic mutual understanding

International Prize for Arabic Fiction was revealed on Friday, 13 Feb, with the 2015 shortlist including six writers from Syria, Palestine, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia and Lebanon

The shortlist included Palestinian novelist, Atef Abu Saif, Lebanese Jana Elhassan, Syrian Lina Huyan Elhassan, Tunisian writer Shukri al-Mabkhout, Moroccan writer Ahmed al-Madeeni and the Sudanese writer Hammour Ziada

The recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature will inaugurate the first edition of the Cairo Literature Festival on 14 February

Egyptian Hisham El-Gakh causes controversy over expected poetry reading in Nazareth, within occupied territories, on Wednesday

Renowned Syrian poet Adonis lectured a large audience at the Cairo Book Fair on the way towards a new religious discourse

Four years after leading Friday prayers in Tahrir Square after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, visitors to the Cairo International Book Fair ask that cleric Youssef Al-Qaradawi's books be removed from display

Friend of the writer's recounts his memories of Mahfouz from the 1980s onwards

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