Today: Announcement of Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature

This year’s panel of judges is made up of scholars and translator-scholars: Tahia Abdel Nasser, Shereen Abouelnaga, Mona Tolba, Humphrey Davies, and Rasheed El-Enany.

Hamdi Abu Golayyel: Today, Innovative Writing is Wanted By the People

Yesterday's Guardian carried an extraordinarily upbeat portrait of Cairo's book world from Cairo-based Jack Shenker. And Author Hamdi abu Golayyel (of The Laborer, or, as it's titled in English A Dog with No Tail) had the most extraordinarily upbeat quote. "Today," he said, "innovative writing is wanted by the people." As in the "Egyptian fiction … Continue reading Hamdi Abu Golayyel: Today, Innovative Writing is Wanted By the People