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Amir Zaki released his first literary work entitled 'Suicide Line'
The anthology features classics such as Hemingway's "My Old Man" and John Cheever's "The Enormous Radio" and contemporary works by Lahiri, Saunders and ZZ Packer among others
Zakaria Tamer and Hani Abu-Asaad win prize for their defence of freedom and human dignity
Kemal died at Istanbul's Capa Hospital where he was admitted on Jan. 14 and was being treated in its intensive care unit for multiple organ failure
The collection belonging to real estate lawyer Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has been certified by Guinness Awards as the largest anywhere
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
The £60,000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction, is awarded every two years to a living author

Taher received the award for the body of his accomplishments and not just one novel, said Algerian novelist Waciny Laredj

Karem Yehia examines the failures of the Muslim Brotherhood during its year in power

Over 200 writers and critics participate in the Sixth Cairo Forum for the Arabic Novel after a five-year break

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

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