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Nasrallah is set to receive the $50,000 award for his dystopian novel exploring the depths of human depravity

Gibran's tolerance for the Other is much needed today, according to American interfaith advocate Paul Gordon Chandler

Ahmed Khaled Tawfik was more than a fiction writer, he was a phenomenon who showed a generation of young readers a whole new world

Tawfik, who was best known for his pocket series Ma Wara Al-Tabia (Metaphysics), died of a heart attack on Monday

The list also includes former winners South Korean Han Kang and the Hungarian László Krasznahorka

Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy said there is no military solution for Syria's conflict and warned that stalling peace talks risks reviving ISIS


The author's new book tracks the life and struggles of Mary Ely Rosenthal

Mohamed Salmawy will sign his newly released memoirs on Wednesday, 28 February at Egypt's Public Library in Giza

This year's shortlist includes two debut novelists, one Saudi and one Iraqi


This year's book fair opened to the public on Saturday; see below for highlights in the schedule on Monday

The selected novels in the longlist were chosen from 124 entries from 14 countries

This year will see the participation of 848 publishers from 27 countries, including 481 Egyptian, 367 Arab, 10 international, though only two African publishers

Among the winners this year was novelist and journalist Youssef Rakha, who won the Best Novel award for his book Paulo, and Mohammed Abdel-Naby, who won Best Novel of an Emerging Writer for his work In the Spider's Room.

As the year comes to a close, Ahram Online takes a look back at the 10 best Egypt-related reads of all genres.



Said is best known for his novel Taghreedat Al-Bag’a (The Swan Song), for which he was nominated for the Arabic Booker Prize in 2008

Peter Gran is among a wave of historians who challenged traditional narratives about Egypt during the Ottoman era, positing an inclusive global history in place of Eurocentrism

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