Nobel-winning writer V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 - 01:11 GMT

Nobel prize-winning British author V.S. Naipaul wrote more than 30 books, and was one of the first winners of the Booker Prize in 1971 for "In A Free State"

New book: Mohamed Salah, “The Story of a Hero”

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 - 07:06 GMT

“Hekayet Batal” (The Story of a Hero), published on June 9, is a biography of famous athlete Mohamed Salah; it is written by author and sports critic Emad Anwar.

Who was William Shakespeare?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 - 02:28 GMT

On the anniversary of his death, Egypt Today takes a brief look at the life of the world's most famous author, William Shakespeare.

Actress Yasmin Raeis, feminist writer Saadawi to be honored

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 - 02:53 GMT

Yasmin Raies and Nawal El-Saadawi have been invited to receive honors at the 22nd Tunisian Association of Innovative Arab Women conference.

Egyptian author Ahmad al Qarmalawi wins Zayed Book Award

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 - 09:00 GMT

Egyptian author Ahmad al Qarmalawi is one of the winners of the 2017-2018 Zayed Book Award.

Between medicine, literature: Tawfik had something to say

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 - 06:58 GMT

Diversity was a dominating trait in Tawfik’s life; he wrote about assorted issues: love, freedom, oppression, friendships, relationships, optimism and pessimism.

Celebrating author of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, Lewis Carroll

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 - 05:34 GMT

January 27 is the birthday of author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known to the world as Lewis Carroll, the father of “Alice in Wonderland”

George R.R. Martin Novella 'Nightflyers' to be adapted

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 - 03:57 GMT

George R.R. Martin has successfully received funding to adapt his “Nightflyers” sci-fi horror story into a Television series

Celebrating Virginia Woolf

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 - 03:14 GMT

January 25 marks the 136th anniversary of the birth of acclaimed English author Virginia Woolf. Egypt Today looks at the life of this fascinating woman

Edgar Allen Poe's best stories

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 - 08:38 GMT

Egypt Today celebrates the birthday of Edgar Allen Poe, the famed master of Gothic literature who helped revolutionize the genres of horror, science fiction and mystery.

Al-Arabi to host discussion, book signing for Claudia Piñeiro

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 - 12:26 GMT

Al-Arabi Publishing and Distributing will host a discussion and book signing for the works of Argentine author Claudia Piñeiro.

Book signing, discussion of ‘Shadia’s Memories’ book

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 - 06:46 GMT

Heliopolis Library will be hosting a discussion and signing of the book “Shadia’s Memories” led by Egyptian journalist and author Alaa Abdel Hady

10 best stories of author Haruki Murakami

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 - 08:52 GMT

To celebrate the birthday of writer Haruki Murakami on January 12, Egypt Today looks at 10 of his best stor Haruki Murakami ies.

Trump book author says his revelations will bring down U.S. president

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 - 09:16 GMT

The author of a book that is highly critical of Trump’s first year as US president said his revelations were likely to bring an end to Trump’s time.

Today in History – Remembering Legendary author J.R.R. Tolkien

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 - 03:41 GMT

One of the most influential writers of all time, J.R.R. Tolkien, author of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”, was born on January 3, 1892

Today in History – Author, humanist Isaac Asimov is born

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 - 09:10 GMT

Acclaimed sci-fi author Isaac Asimov was born on this day in history on January 2. Egypt Today looks at the life and works of this remarkable thinker.

Huzama Habayeb wins 2017 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 - 09:57 GMT

Palestinian author Huzama Habayeb has been awarded the 2017 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature by AUC Press.

et Quote: Naguib Mahfouz

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 - 07:28 GMT

“We used the Western style to express our own themes and stories. But don't forget that our heritage includes The Thousand and One Nights.”

Taghreedet al-Baga’a’ author Mekkawi Said dies at 61

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 - 08:55 GMT

Egyptian prominent author Mekkawi Said died at the age of 61.

Today in History: Mark Twain is born

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 - 01:52 GMT

November 30 is the birthday of celebrated American writer Mark Twain, the author of ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ and other beloved classics.