Egyptian Writers

'For the Love of Naguib Mahfouz' exhibition launches to celebrate his 16th passing anniversary

Wed, 31 Aug 2022 - 11:51 GMT

Fathi Abdel Wahab said that Naguib Mahfouz will continue to inspire creative artists and writers.

Application for Ihsan Abdel Quddous Cultural Award 2022 launches

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 - 12:09 GMT

The winners will receive valuable financial prizes, and certificates of appreciation.

Will Tarek Emam become the youngest Egyptian writer to receive the International Prize for Arabic Fiction?

Sun, 22 May 2022 - 10:58 GMT

Most of the writers who made it to the award's shortlists are Egyptians, with 16 novels.

Remembering a legend: ‘Dean of Arabic Literature’ Taha Hussein

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 - 01:22 GMT

The Dean of Arabic Literature, Taha Hussein, was born on November 15, 1889, to become an addition to the Egyptian renaissance.

Remembering a legend: Egyptian author Anis Mansour

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 - 11:40 GMT

Mansour died at the age of 87, leaving behind more than 150 books, ranging from novels, plays, critical books, article collections, translations, religious and philosophical books.

Al-Sharjah honors 4 Egyptian writers at Egypt’s Supreme Council of Culture

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 - 12:45 GMT

The honored writers are the poet Darwish El-Asyouty and the writers Said Noah, Samir El-Manzalawi, and Mustafa Nasr.

June 28 marks birth anniversary of Egypt’s legendary writer Abbas Mahmoud Al-Akkad

Mon, 28 Jun 2021 - 12:26 GMT

Akkad was a great writer, poet, philosopher, politician, historian, and journalist; he was hence dubbed the “monk of literature”.

ET commemorates birth anniversary of legendary Yusuf el-Sebai

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 11:16 GMT

Yusuf el-Sebai was an army officer, novelist, journalist and minister of culture, a multifunctional man by all means.

ET commemorates Egypt’s legendary writer Ahmed Khaled Tawfik on his birth anniversary

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 - 10:59 GMT

Tawfik was a pioneer of horror and science fiction writing in Egypt and the Arab world.

Egyptian novelist Essam Youssef wins King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein Award for Creativity

Thu, 27 May 2021 - 11:45 GMT

The novelist deserved the award in the field of literature and arts for his novel "1/4 Gram".

Egypt’s SCC announces receiving applications for Naguib Mahfouz Novel Award

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 03:02 GMT

Under the patronage of Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem, the Supreme Council of Culture announced launching application for the Naguib Mahfouz Competition for the best novel in Egypt and the Arab world for 2021.

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.

February 7 marks death anniversary of Egypt’s giant playwright Lenin el-Ramli

Sun, 07 Feb 2021 - 03:56 GMT

February 7 marks the death anniversary of the distinguished playwright Lenin el-Ramli, who is considered one of the playwriting moguls in Egypt and the Arab world.

Application for Khairy Shalaby Literary Award launches on Feb. 1

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 - 03:28 GMT

The Khairy Shalaby Award for the first fiction work announced the launch of its second edition, which is scheduled to open for applications from February 1, 2021, to April 30, 2021.

Mansoura Culture Palace presents story-telling night on late renowned writer Youssef Idris

Thu, 31 Dec 2020 - 01:55 GMT

Idris is considered one of the most important story, novel and essay writers in the Arab world.

Egyptian-Lebanese Publishing House commemorates Ihsan Abdel Quddous throughout Jan. 2021

Wed, 30 Dec 2020 - 02:57 GMT

Quddous was born on January 1,1919, and also passed away on the 12th of the same month in 1990.

Dec. 27 marks 99th birth anniversary of legendary writer, thinker, philosopher Mostafa Mahmoud

Sun, 27 Dec 2020 - 02:24 GMT

Mostafa Mahmoud is an Egyptian writer, doctor, poet and philosopher. He has authored 89 books, ranging from stories, short novels to scientific, philosophical, social and religious books.