literature

Swedish Academy defends choice for 2019 Nobel literature prize

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 - 10:47 GMT

The Swedish Academy has defended its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke, saying he had made provocative comments but had not supported bloodshed.

From Cairo to Tokyo: Yuriko Koike’ s Inspirational Journey

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 - 10:24 GMT

Tokyo’s first female governor looks back a her time in Egypt and weighs in on issues like education in Egypt and Japan, women and the environment.

All you need to know about State Awards

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 - 03:25 GMT

The Supreme Council of Culture will hold the annual meeting to announce the winners of the State Awards on Sunday, June 23.

Alexandria International Book Fair to kick off on March 25

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 - 01:25 GMT

The Alexandria Book Fair will host more than 50 local publishers. Kuwait, UAE, Syria and Palestine will also participate in the event.

World celebrates International Day of the Arabic Language

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 - 01:55 GMT

On Dec. 18 of every year, the world celebrates the International Day of the Arabic Language.

Omaima al-Khamis wins Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 - 10:09 GMT

The American University in Cairo Press announced Dec. 12 that Saudi novelist Omaima al-Khamiswon the 2018 Naguib Mahfouz Medal.

Five things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize

Sat, 29 Sep 2018 - 01:13 GMT

Five things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize.

Hamsa Festival To Honor Yassir Galal

Sat, 08 Sep 2018 - 09:30 GMT

The upcoming edition of the Hamsa International Festival for Arts and Literature will honor actor Yasir Galal for his recent role in the series “Rahim” last Ramadan.

Swedish intellectuals form new literature prize in Nobel protest

Sat, 07 Jul 2018 - 01:42 GMT

Swedish intellectuals form new literature prize in Nobel protest

First session of Arab-Chinese literature forum kicks off in Cairo

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 - 09:36 GMT

The first session of the Arab-Chinese literature forum kicked off on Thursday in Cairo.

Radwa Ashour: A writer of stance

Sat, 26 May 2018 - 11:39 GMT

Google is honoring the prominent modern Arabic literature icon, the late Egyptian author Radwa Ashour with a Google Doodle to celebrate the influential writer’s birthday on May 26.

2018 Nobel Literature prize postponed over Academy sex scandal

Fri, 04 May 2018 - 09:38 GMT

2018 Nobel Literature prize postponed over Academy sex scandal.

Nobel prize in literature may be cancelled in 2018

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 - 02:26 GMT

Nobel prize in literature may be cancelled in 2018.

Following Nagy’s fining over novel, freedom of creativity still at peril?

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 - 01:31 GMT

The potential occurrences of similar cases still looms overhead.

Novelist Ahmed Naji fined LE 20K over sexually loaded chapter

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 - 04:46 GMT

Novelist Ahmed Naji was fined LE 20,000 for publishing “indecent text that violates public modesty” due to a chapter from his novel “Using Life”.

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.

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.

Al-Azbakeya at CIB, a magnificent world of books

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 - 11:29 GMT

Crowds at the al-Azabkeya tent at the Cairo International Book Fair have been growing year-by-year because of the wide variety of rare and specialist books.

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

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.

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