The winners in the different categories of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2021 have been announced today, April 22, 2021. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award…View More Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2021 winners announced.
Ahmed Taibaoui’s The Disappearance of Mr. Nobody was announced as the winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2021 on April 1, 2021. The…View More Ahmed Taibaoui is Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2021 winner
Egyptian author, activist, and physician Nawal El-Saadawi died earlier today March 21, 2021. Nawal El Saadawi is one of the most prolific writers to ever…View More Nawal El-Saadawi has passed away
The shortlists in Literature’, ‘Young Author’ and ‘Children’s Literature’ categories of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2021 were announced on March 16, 2021. The Sheikh…View More Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2021 shortlists announced.
The longlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2021 has been announced today, March 1, 2020. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is the…View More International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2021 longlist announced.
The shortlist for the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2021 was announced on February 8, 2021. The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature is a literary…View More Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2021 shortlist announced.
The shortlists for the Sawiris Cultural Award 2020 were announced on December 15, 2020. The Sawiris Cultural Award, open to Egyptian nationals, is one of…View More Sawiris Awards 2020 emerging-author shortlists announced.
The winners of the Barjeel Poetry Prize 2020, the first edition, were announced on December 12, 2020. The Barjeel Poetry Prize is an international competition…View More Barjeel Poetry Prize 2020 winners announced.
We bring you updates on the African Book Festival in Germany, the Heroe Book Festival in Kenya, and the Cairo International Book Fair in Egypt.…View More Festivals: African Book Festival, Heroe Book Festival, Cairo International Book Fair.
The shortlist for the Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation 2020 was announced on November 24, 2020. The Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize is an annual…View More Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation 2020 shortlist announced.
Author Hadeel Ghonim and illustrator Sahar Abdullah were announced the winners of the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature 2020 at the Sharjah International Book…View More Hadeel Ghonim, Sahar Abdullah win Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature 2020.
Rabha Ashry was announced the winner of the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2020 today, May 4, 2020. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize was…View More Rabha Ashry is Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2020 winner.
Season 2 of Afrolit Sans Frontières was hosted by African writers from cities all over the world over the Internet from April 20-27, 2020. The…View More A snapshot of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 2.
Mona Eltahawy wrapped up the fifth day of Season 2 of Afrolit Sans Frontières from Montreal, Canada on Friday, April 24, 2020. She was hosted…View More Mona Eltahawy at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 2.
Egyptian Novelist Gamil Attia Ibrahim passed away in Switzerland on April 10, 2020. Gamil Attia Ibrahim was an Egyptian journalist, great novelist, and one of…View More Egyptian Novelist Gamil Attia Ibrahim has passed on.