Internationally best-selling Egyptian author and political commentator Alaa Al-Aswany was a guest on Yosri Fouda’s “Last Word” on Friday.
According to The Associated Press, best-selling Egyptian author Alaa Al Aswany has lashed out at an unauthorized Hebrew translation of his most popular novel. He has called it, unsurprisingly, intellectual theft.
All right, perhaps more Egyptians are talking about our recent sandstorm or some football match or another. But those who like a good literary scuffle are talking about this. Literary critic Dr. Gaber Asfour has recently had some—well, criticism—of The Yacoubian Building and its author, Dr. Alaa Al-Aswany. The criticism
These aren’t necessarily (all) literary events, mind you, but they are celebrations of the book in English and Arabic. May 20, 8 p.m., Sherouk Bookstore: Mohandiseen, Cairo. As AmiraAK notes below (thanks, Amira!) Mekkawi Said—shortlisted for the inaugural Arabic Booker for his Cairo Swan Song—will be talking about his new