AUC Press Seeking New Director

According to The Bookseller, American University in Cairo Press and Bookstores is looking for a new director.

Reading ‘Writing Egypt,’ Free

Writing Egypt, edited by long-time AUC Press employee Aleya Serour, was published last fall. I've only just noticed that it's available for free, as a PDF download from the AUCP website. The collection includes a number of works of literature and criticism, including stories and excerpts by giants such as Taha Hussein, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Yusuf Idris, Naguib Mafhouz; criticism by Samia Mehrez and Ferial Ghazoul; and works by younger authors, such as Hamdi Abu Golayyel and Ahmed Alaidy.

Remembering Long-time AUC Press Director Mark Linz

Werner Mark Linz, director of the American University in Cairo Press for more than 25 years, and champion of Arabic literature in translation through good times and bad, died early this morning.  Linz had left AUC Press in January of 2012 after nearly 20 years with the publishing house. He  died Saturday after a struggle … Continue reading Remembering Long-time AUC Press Director Mark Linz

AUC Press Making New Titles More Affordable, Plans for E-Pub in 2013

One complaint I've heard about AUCP titles is that they always come out in hardback and remain so until they sell a certain number of copies. They are -- the very reasonable complaint goes -- thus priced out of the range of many students and other potential readers. Well, according to the AUCP's R. Neil … Continue reading AUC Press Making New Titles More Affordable, Plans for E-Pub in 2013