6 novels to compete for Man Booker International Prize 2021

Sun, 02 May 2021 - 12:25 GMT

The Man Booker International Prize has announced that six novels will be competing to win £50,000.

2 Egyptians among winners of Al-Tayeb Saleh Award for Written Creativity 2021

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 04:32 GMT

El-Tayeb Saleh Award for Written Creativity announced the names of the winners of the 11th edition of the competition in the fields of poetry, short story and novel.

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.

10 famous Egyptian novels that have received adaptations

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 - 10:17 GMT

Egypt Today looks at 10 Egyptian novels which have received film/TV adaptations.

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.

Indian-American novelist Akhil Sharma mistaken for Arab by 'racists'

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 - 11:31 GMT

“It felt a bit like being erased,” Indian-American novelist Akhil Sharma says of being mistaken for an Arab by racists.

New book unveils secret moments of Naguib Mahfouz’s life

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 - 01:20 GMT

A new book about the renowned late Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz called “Days with Naguib Mahfouz” by critic/author Fathy el-Ashry has been released.

Scottish author takes 'Ferrymania' from China to Hollywood

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 - 02:33 GMT

Scottish author takes 'Ferrymania' from China to Hollywood

Young novelists win 13th edition of Sawiris Cultural Awards

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 - 09:19 GMT

Young rising talented Egyptian writers have been awarded in the annual prestigious Sawiris Cultural Awards.

El Sawy Culture Wheel hosts photograph exhibition

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 - 11:11 GMT

The photography exhibition “Ahlam Fatret Al Naqaha” [Healing Period Dreams] by the In Focus Photographers team will be hosted at El Sawy Culture Wheel from November 11 to November 19.

Today in History – Author Terry McMillan is born

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 03:35 GMT

October 18 is the birthday of African-American best-selling novelist Terry McMillan, who turns 66 this year.

‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 10:02 GMT

American novelist George Saunders was awarded London’s Man Booker Prize for his short story "Lincoln in the Bardo."

Da Vinci Code author planned to set latest novel in UAE

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 - 09:02 GMT

American author Dan Brown, famous for his bestselling hit “The Da Vinci Code,” has recently released the newest installment of his mystery series on October 3.

Profile – Author Kazuo Ishiguro

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 - 05:40 GMT

Kazuo Ishiguro is the proud owner of this year’s Nobel Prize, thanks to his novel’s themes great emotional power.

Author Truman Capote born today

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 - 06:13 GMT

September 30 marks the birth of celebrated American novelist Truman Capote, best known for writing “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

Celebrating the life of Agatha Christie

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 05:56 GMT

September 15 marks the birthday of English mystery novelist Agatha Christie, one of the world’s bestselling authors.

Remembering the legendary Naguib Mahfouz

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 - 12:55 GMT

Egypt Today remembers the iconic author Naguib Mahfouz through tracking down his renowned achievements to Egyptian literature.

New literary award given for electronic novel

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 03:27 GMT

In Cairo, the first award for the electronic novel started with electronic publishing, as a quick and direct way for communication between the writer and the reader, coming in vogue.

Lawrence Osborne's ‘Beautiful Animals’ involves Syrian refugee

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 - 09:34 GMT

The novel Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne takes a look at what happens when both good and greedy intentions to help a Syrian refugee go wrong.