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The books were revealed by the judging panel during a press conference held at the Palestinian National Theatre – El-Hakawati – in Jerusalem. The judges, who were unable to travel to Jerusalem, joined via video conference

Kamel's The New Born and El-Mougy's Musk of the Hill shared the Sawiris Award for best novel by an established writer (links to interviews with both writers below)

The pair shared the prize for best novel by an established writer for their novels Al-Mawlooda and Mesk El-Tal

Long queues in front of the fair's gates and ticket windows are a sign that the fair's new exhibition location in New Cairo hasn't deterred visitors

Most used-book sellers are not participating, and instead will hold their own fair from 15 January to 15 February in Attaba

The novels selected by the judges were chosen from 134 entries, all published in Arabic between July 2017 and June 2018

The highlights of this year include a collection of unpublished Naguib Mahfouz stories, the memoirs of a famous writer, and an academic book about the beginnings of the modern state

There are awards for novels, short stories, scenarios, playwrights, and literary criticism, with each field divided into two sections: emerging and established writers

Kami left behind a fortune of old books and manuscripts in his bookstore, where he spent most of his days over the past few years

The judges described Al-Khamis' novel as a serious work that speaks to our time through history, taking the form of a journey from Arabia northwards and westwards to Andalusia in the 11th century

The short stories were found last month by Naguib Mahfouz's daughter and culture journalist Mohamed Shoair while researching Mahfouz's archives in his home in Dokki, Cairo

The City Always wins was published in 2017 in English and is set during the 25 January revolution


Egyptian French Marxist thinker Samir Amin, was one of the most prominent economists in the world

Ten key academic and historical texts on the 26 July Revolution and Gamal Abdel-Nasser

The documents published by the Egyptian national archives include King Farouk I's abdication letter and a decree announcing Mohamed Naguib as the first President of the Egyptian Republic

The Supreme Council for Culture who convened for the annual vote are some of Egypt's most celebrated writers, artists and thinkers, along with heads of the country's highest cultural and educational institutions


On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder of communism, here are 10 books in Arabic on the man and his thought

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