“It was a late realization, actually. Yes, I was a bookworm since I was just a kid, but the idea of being a writer never came to my mind.”
Mansoura Ezz Eldin
Today in Al Masry Al Youm, I have a piece about “‘Revolutions everywhere’: Egypt’s novelists shift the red lines” discussing the past, present, and future of censorship and self-censorship in Egyptian literature.
Publishing Perspectives had a piece yesterday about the “Arabic Booker’s” first nadwa (held last November), and the fiction anthology it has spawned: Emerging Arab Voices: Nadwa 1.