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Sunday, 22 January 2017
Books
The longlist includes 16 novels chosen from 186 entries by authors from 19 countries

The writers, who consider themselves pupils of late rights lawyer Ahmed Seif El-Islam, compile cases documenting the prominent lawyer's defence of human rights in Egypt and the price his family had to pay

The list includes an Arabic translation of a famous economics tome, the hidden story of a love affair by two cultural icons, and an analysis of relapses in the Arab Spring

The author explores the history of the fatwa and the role of fatwas in contemporary Islamic societies

Esmat's win sees the prize return to an Egyptian after three years of going to non-Egyptian novelists

Events will take place in Cairo, Alexandria, Assiut, Fayoum and Hurghada

In a rare public appearance, the award-winning, renowned Egyptian novelist spoke about writing and the political scene in Egypt from the 1950s to the present day

Historian Mohamed Afifi will sign his new book on Shubra at the Supreme Council for Culture tonight at 6:00pm
The shortlist for the prestigious Sawiris Award includes Ahmed El-Fakharany, Mohamed Rabea, Ahmed Magdy Hamma, and Haitham Dabour
Le Seuil threatened to take legal actions after the publication in six countries last month of "Vincent Van Gogh, the fog of Arles: the rediscovered sketchbook" in which the sketches are reproduced
The woman found the 1929 copy of "Travels With A Donkey In The Cevennes" by Robert Louis Stevenson while clearing out her house
The Open Eye Award was granted to Kabil for her interview titled 'We have to create a third pole" with Lebanese intellectual and researcher Gilbert Ashkar
Pottermore has evolved from a self-publishing site for one of the world's most popular authors into a firm that sells increasing volumes of ebooks and audio books via partnerships with online retailers
The poem is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the seller, Anne's former school friend Jacqueline van Maarsen
Mann penned part of his 1947 novel "Doctor Faustus" in the house located in the ocean-front Pacific Palisades neighborhood on the edge of Los Angeles
Naji was handed a two-year prison sentence in February, for publishing a “sexually flagrant article” in the state-owned cultural newspaper Akhbar Al-Adab.
Novelists, playwrights and poets have contributed tiny stories of around seven lines each for the campaign ahead of UNICEF's 70th anniversary on Dec. 11.
A new book highlighting the Karnak Cachette discovery by French archaeologist Georges Legrain was launched

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