The shortlists for the 16th Sawiris Cultural Awards for the categories of emerging novel, short story, and scenario writers were announced on Tuesday 15 December.
The awards announced the shortlists for the emerging writers in each category but did not announce the shortlist for the established writers’ division.
The final winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Cairo Opera House next January.
Novels (Emerging Writers):
Bayastet Al-Shawam by Ahmed El-Fakharany
Ma Tabaqa Min Al-Shams (What is left from the Sun) by Ahmed El-Morsi
Tartebat Ashawe'yah (Random Arrangements) by Donia Kamal El-Qalsh
Ahmer Larenj (Bitter Orange) by Charl Akl
Atyaf Camillia (Specters of Camillia) by Nora Nagi
Short stories (Emerging Writers):
Losos Al-Nom (Thieves of Sleep) by Amgad El-Sabban
Ka'a Tanqosoh Al-Hekaya (As if it Wanted Him) by Gilan Shamsy
Khitat Taweelat Al-Agal (Long Term Plans) by Mohamed Farag
Taqrir An Al-Rifaiyya (A report on the Rifaiyya) by Mohamed El-Fouly
Scenario (Emerging Writers):
Al-Ghazala Alaty Fart Min Fina Al-Madrassa (The Gazelle that Fled from the School Yard by Ahmed Ihab Abdel-Wareth
Abdullah by Paula Tadros Thabet
Ayna Zahab Shaker Abaza (Where did Shaker Abaza Go?) by Mohamed Hassan Abdul-Aleem
Hamlet by Al-Sayed Abdul-Naby
Kilo 35 by Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman