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Nobel writer Vargas Llosa backs critic of Islam Hirsi Ali against 'fanatics'
Peruvian Nobel Prize winner, Llosa, Praised Hirsi Ali's book 'Heretic' in his column in Spanish daily El Pais calling her "one of the most valuable" adversaries of "Islamic fanatics"
Randa Abou-Bakr lectures on 'New Historicism' at Cairo University
Professor Randa Abou Bakr will deliver a lecture on Sunday, 19 April at 4:00pm about New Historicism at Cairo University
Saud Alsanousi to launch English translation of The Bamboo Stalk in London
The Bamboo Stalk, which won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2013, explores questions of identity rarely tackled in his homeland of Kuwait
Highly anticipated novel "Go Set a Watchman" will be published in English on 14 July
The hotly anticipated novel "Go Set a Watchman" has been sold in 25 territories, including South Korea, China and Turkey.
Book Review: El-Bishri misreads the political scene
Tariq El-Bishri, in what appears a final word on Egyptian post-revolution politics, sadly loses in his most recent book the impartiality that earlier he was known for
Book Review: The Sheikh Imam and Ahmed Fouad Negm phenomenon
Novelist Abdou Gubeir started writing the book in the seventies when Sheikh Imam and Ahmed Fouad Negm were at the apex of their fame, recording about 60 hours with both of them
New book by Dick Cheney takes on Barack Obama
Cheney's "Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America" will be published Sept. 1 by Threshold Editions, contends that Obama has abandoned a decades-long tradition of American global leadership.
Hachette imprint acquires self-published erotic best-sellers
Book Review: Is Islamic feminism a movement?
The author argues that it is hard to call Islamic feminism a movement that has an actual existence in reality or an activity like the rest of the democratic feminist movement's currents in Egypt
Sweden's Tomas Tranströmer, Nobel prize-winning poet, dies at 83