It’s been a busy literary season in Cairo, with the novel conference, the Naguib Mahfouz award, preparations for the Cairo International Book Fair, and the kerfuffle over the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) shortlist. Also, ’tis the season when a number of Egyptian writers who teach abroad will arrive to give talks about their new books.
But, while book fairs in the UAE’s Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah have made international headlines, little has been said about the Doha International Book Fair, underway now.
At some point, I may need to spin off the Arabic children’s book discussion. (Do you think my two-year-old could maintain his own blog?) But for the moment, the discussion […]