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The book already sold 1.1 million copies in the U.S. and Canada, a figure which includes first-week sales and months of pre-orders
The award-winning author of historical novels such as "Ragtime," "Billy Bathgate" and "The March," died in a New York hospital
I mainly wanted to answer a question, which is what it means to be a poet in a place like Egypt, says Rakha
The story features the artist's signature pandas and penguins, flying ice-cream vans and a zombie remote-controlled by police, all set against Hong Kong's towering skyline
The story of Mahommah Baquaqua, who was taken from Africa to slavery in Brazil and escaped to New York is the only story of its kind
Heba Sherif argues that modernisation, though a model developed in Europe that imposed its values on the world, failed in Egypt because its rulers never accepted the principle of popular political participation
Feminism and a better distribution of cultural resources are on the agenda of the new Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council for Culture
Politician Mohamed Abul-Ghar will discuss the book which looks at the legacy of torture
The 35-year-old former Playboy Bunny writes about life before, during and after the mansion in her new book Down the Rabbit Hole
Shin Kyung-sook, will ask her publisher to remove the story "Legend" from future editions of a compilation of short stories published in 1996
Ten key academic and historical texts on the 26 July Revolution and Gamal Abdel-Nasser

Radwa Ashour, who died last December after a fierce fight with cancer, narrated in her last two books, that together compose her autobiography, the intersections between her struggle and that of her homeland

Judge Al-Dimerdash Al-Aqaali devotes the greater part of his book to explore the creedal facets of the Zaydi sect of Shia Islam and its relations with the Sunnis and other Shia sects

The Italian by Shukri Mabkhut won the Arabic Booker in 2015

Up for grabs: three Nile Awards worth LE400,000 in the arts, literature and social sciences

The late Sulaiman Fayyad's republished 1999 history of caliphates remains a masterpiece

Qatar's Katara Prize for Arab Literature, with $750,000 worth of prize money, is set to rival the Emirate's Arabic Booker

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