I assume that Ian Jack is exaggerating a bit when he speaks of the violent intimacies of European book fairs. Jack probably has not experienced the intimacies of the Cairo Book Fair—on a Friday, no less—where thousands crowd in to… Read More ›
I really don’t like it when organizations in the Middle East “unveil” something new. I realize there’s no subtext intended…but…. Anyhow, all seems in order (Yousef Ziedan and Bahaa Taher, check; Amjad Nasser, check) in the lit-fest schedule. Then I… Read More ›
Sales of non-children’s, non-religious books were down this year, according to the Gulf Times. Bummer.
The International “Arab” fair is different from the International “French” book fair, which took place earlier in the year. I think someone should’ve told Michael Luongo, who’s there to promote the Arabic-language version of his Gay Travels in the Muslim… Read More ›