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Thursday, 13 December 2018
Books
The judges described Al-Khamis' novel as a serious work that speaks to our time through history, taking the form of a journey from Arabia northwards and westwards to Andalusia in the 11th century

The winner is expected to be announced on the anniversary of Naguib Mahfouz's birth

Unlike many others who sought fame through their relationship with the Nobel laureate, El-Ghitany was a true friend to Mahfouz, with whom he shared an honest and heartfelt friendship

What promises at first to be a novel of historical intrigue, disappears into confusion at the hand of writer Mahmoud Abdel Ghani

The short stories were found last month by Naguib Mahfouz's daughter and culture journalist Mohamed Shoair while researching Mahfouz's archives in his home in Dokki, Cairo

Mohamed Rifaat Al-Imam, Armenians in Egypt (1896-1961), Cairo: Armenian General Benevolent Union, 2002 - Reviewed by Dina Ezzat​

The Goethe-Institut will host the renowned German cartoonist to discuss her work and launch the Arabic translation of her book 'Stalin's Spy in Tokyo'
Biography of the Forbidden Novel was published a few months ago by Al-Ain Publishing House and led to the discovery of a buried treasure of Mahfouz manuscripts
Nahed Nasr tracked down the man behind Egypt’s literary sensation of the year
Mourad has written the novels Vertigo, Diamond Dust and Blue Elephant
Writing Across Borders, is the this year's theme of the international symposium on comparative literature
Castro asked before his death that no statues be erected in his memory, and no streets or other sites be named in his honor.
Kaileh died in Oman on 2 Oct 2018 at the age of 63. He died of complications Of cancer, that he struggled with for years.
Gamal Al-Ghitani, who passed away three years ago, was one of Egypt's most renowned novelists
Sylvia Gabrielle Tag, in a guest lecture, will address the question of who controls the creation, access to, and distribution of information

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