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Dutch writer Connie Palmen speaks of her latest novel, You Said It, that fictionalises the tragic relationship between Sylvia Plath and her husband Ted Hughes

French historian, Henry Laurens, celebrated the launch of the last volume of his book 'The Question of Palestine'

The world's oldest and largest book fair runs from 26 January to 10 February at Nasr City Fairgrounds

This year will host Morocco as a guest of honour and poet Salah Abdel-Sabour as the person of the year and an expanded Chinese participation

The longlist includes 16 novels chosen from 186 entries by authors from 19 countries

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

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

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.

Shousha won the Nile Award for Literature in 2016



The announcement of an Arabic edition of the magazine comes amid growing Chinese interest in the Arab world, both politically and culturally

A new project aims to collect and obtain the documents of the leaders of the Egyptian left


Ahram Online presents live coverage of Egypt's highest state honours as voting at the Supreme Council of Culture takes place

Internationally acclaimed French economist Thomas Piketty advocates for a progressive wealth tax, including in the Middle East where inequality is predominant

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Naji was sentenced to two years in jail last February for 'violating public decency' and 'using erotic language' in his latest novel

Rabai al-Madhoun is Palestinian-born but now British citizen who lives and works in London as an editor for Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper

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