"But after Ramadan, everything is permissible!"
"Perhaps what we need to preserve the city aren’t renovations of buildings deemed historic, but books we can carry with us through the city and through other cities, to remind us of where Cairo is and where it is heading."
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.
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